Collection Connection – David Everett, Cotillion

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Next in our Home Essentials series we are featuring sculptor, David Everett and his piece “Cotillion” in the Grace Museum permanent Collection. Inspired by his sculpture for #NationalPetMonth we made our own stacked sculpture of some of our Grace Staff pets and a fun “Exquisite Corpse” art activity as a fun extension. Everett’s sculpture features three movable figures of native Texas animals – each hand carved and finished by the artist. Everett says of his work “… he was drawn to the forests, swamps, bayous, bays, and marsh covered plains that lead this part of the state down to its coastline on the Gulf of Mexico. It was from this vantage point that he began a life-long process of restating his observations into a visual art that explores an allegorical interplay of both human and animal forms celebrating a natural history of a personal world.” LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST…

Jack, Half Stash, and Chicken, in the style of David Everett.

Exquisite Corpse Drawing Sample.

David Everett, Cotillion, 2011, polychromed mahogany
Collection of The Grace Museum, Anonymous Gift