NC Folk Art, Clyde Jones Alligator
a roughly carved log with nailed wood legs, open mouth, flower petal decorated eyes, unsigned.
15.5 x 48 in.
Jones, born in 1938, has been creating rough hewn creatures, with a chain saw, since the early 1980s. They are whimsical combinations of several pieces of found wood, cut without finesse and nailed together sometimes coat of paint. Objects like baseballs and plastic flowers are used for eyes and nose.
The Sams Family, Carrboro, NC
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