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Lady of Spring / Willard Stone

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...dedicated to all the flowers of nature, who, in the springtime, blossom out to show their appreciation to God for the right given them to live. The...figure of a woman bursting forth from the bud of life.” -Willard Stone, artist.

This figure can be seen as symbolic for the whole of nature as Stone portrayed it— a vital, cyclical force. She stands as a pinnacle of his awe for the natural world and the powerful inspiration it gave him. The wood grain in this work is ingeniously utilized.

From the exhibition: Willard Stone: Following the Grain, 2016.

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Title(s): 
Lady of Spring
Creator(s): 
Willard Stone;
Willard Stone
Culture: 
Native American; Cherokee
Date: 
mid-20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
walnut wood
Classification: 
Object Type: 
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Accession No: 
1127.76
Previous Number(s): 
15441
Department: 
Not On View

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