Valerie Hegarty
George Washington and Head
2013
Canvas, wood stretcher, acrylic paint and gel mediums, paper, glue, sand, gold foil, thread
33 (w) x 84 (h) x 25 (d) (installation)
The Cupola House parlor includes a Native American–patterned rug overgrown with grass referencing territorial division, as well as two portraits in conversation, one of a headless George Washington and the other of the Pawnee Chief Sharitarish with his neck growing into branches.
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