Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!

Once upon a time I was a fiber artist, and my medium was crochet. The crowning achievement of this period of my life was my solo show of crocheted sheep sculptures, which was held at the Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA in 2011, entitled BAA-MERICA! Each sheep represents an American icon, and was made with much care and love. I include them here as an important part of my checkered artistic history.

Four of the sheep (Louis, Andy, Liberace and Martha) are currently on view at: "FOLKSY, Cultural Traditions and Outside Visions," at the Annemarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomon's Island, Maryland, April 26-September 22, 2019. They won the juror's prize in the following category: "If it makes you laugh, it's Folk Art." Folksy is a fantastic show all around -- many great, unusual pieces to see.

Louis Baa-rmstrong
Baa-retha Franklin
Baa-b Dylan
Li-baa-race
Doily Baa-rton
Jackson Baa-ollock
Robert Baa-uschenberg
Baa-Andy Warhol
Martha St-ewe-art
Baa-Nopoly
Baa-Baa Cola
Baa-ta-to Head
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Louis Baa-rmstrong

Louis Baa-rmstrong

20"H x 24"W x 26"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Baa-retha Franklin

Baa-retha Franklin

Crochet Sculpture

20"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Baa-b Dylan

Baa-b Dylan

Crochet Sculpture

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Li-baa-race

Li-baa-race

21"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Doily Baa-rton

Doily Baa-rton

Crochet Sculpture

20"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Jackson Baa-ollock

Jackson Baa-ollock

20"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Robert Baa-uschenberg

Robert Baa-uschenberg

Crochet Sculpture

25"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Baa-Andy Warhol

Baa-Andy Warhol

Crochet Sculpture

27"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal

Martha St-ewe-art

Martha St-ewe-art

Crochet Sculpture

27"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by MIriam Rosenthal

Baa-Nopoly

Baa-Nopoly

24"H x 26"W x 28"D

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Baa-Baa Cola

Baa-Baa Cola

28"H x 24"W x 26"D

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Baa-ta-to Head

Baa-ta-to Head

Crochet Sculpture

21"H x 24"W x 16"D

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Photo by Miriam Rosenthal