Colonial Figure, Ghana, (Seamstress)
carved wood, paint
23" x 12" x 12"
Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago
This is a wonderfully enchanting piece, probably done by a completely obscure, and, no doubt, poorly paid artist. For me this is art at its' best - a simple, straightforward depiction, presented without sentimentality, but not without feeling.
Thanks to Femme, Femme, Femme for bringing this work to notice. It's available for sale at the Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago.