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Stone Carving, Tim Lewis Sculpture, Rocket Man, Sandstone

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Stone Carving, Tim Lewis Sculpture, Rocket Man, Sandstone

Tim Lewis, while mining the roots of family and home and while referencing legend and belief, has created a body of work that stands today as an exceptional example of a rich "telling." We at the Customs House Museum are honored to share this unique talent. This piece is another great depiction of a man leaving earth. This time he is clinging to the rocket, flying high. This piece reflects bigger dreams ' mars or bust' the feeling that we all aspire to escape, that we want to think about life elsewhere. Even Obama is considering spending money on sending man to mars. It would be better to start here and buy the carving and imagine. Just to look out your back door and see that piece staring back at you knowing that the man on the rocket is taking a trip there. Carved in 1997 Dimensions 26" x 11" x 7" 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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