Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Early America

I was researching for my upcoming lecture series Westward Expansion: An Overview of American Art History starting this week at Gage Academy of Art when I came across this image from the American Folk Art Museum.  I was immediately fascinated with the materials and shape.  Only after did I realize it is just a simple Shaker clothespin but its function certainly doesn't diminish its humble, striking form.

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