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Tim Lewis Carved Stone Sculpture, Walking over Mars, Sandstone

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Tim Lewis Carved Stone Sculpture, Walking over Mars, Sandstone

This is one of Tim's more rare pieces. The Planets Earth and Mars have been painted to depict a realistic view of colour to the viewer. This piece was inspired by the character Walking John Gay from the novel ' River of Earth' A solitary wanderer, John Gay is a man who is forever uncomfortable wherever he goes. He is fated to perpetually roam. Similar loners appear in many mountain stories and ballads. As an artist, Tim sometimes admires the wanderer as a free spirit. The man in this piece represents Tim's interest in the outsider in its most 'far out' form and imaginative manifestation. The sculptor presents us with a benign dreamer who looks over the horizon when he should be watching where he is stepping. The Earth he is stepping away from wants to roll over. The red planet is stepping onto is ready to rotate under his feet. His path is precarious, but he seems oblivious. Why does he want to go wandering in the first place? Carved in 1999 Dimensions- 22" x 18" x 8" Tim Lewis (B. 1952-) Isonville, KY Tim Lewis has shown in Customs House Museum & Cultural Center 2008 Columbus Museum of Art 2009, Mennello Museum of American Art 2009, Kentucky Folk Art Center 2009, Referenced in:- Time made real - The carvings of Tim Lewis - Catalog, Customs House Museum & Cultural House 2008, Outsider Art of the South , Kathy Moses Schiffer Publishing 1999, Abbeville Press 1996, Contemporary American Folk Art - A Collectors Guide , Chuck and Jan Rosenak, 20th Century American Folk, Self Taught, and Outsider Art, Betty- Carol Sellen, Neal-Schuman Publishing 1993

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