Turban Squash

Walter Louis Jones

American, born 1943

Turban Squash, 1976

  • On View

Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 42 × 54 in. (106.7 × 137.2 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Smith, 1976.8

A North Carolinian who received his graduate degree from Cranbrook Art Academy, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Walter Jones approaches his subjects with keen sense of observation and imagination. Using a technique that includes spray paint and a fine detail brush, Jones works both from photographs and the objects themselves. The artists claims, however, that he paints more from imagination and memory than from life. It is this particular point of view that Jones believes separates him from the mainstream of super-realist artists. The subjective quality of Jones paintings and his manner of presentation.--objects, placed solemnly on pedestals like icons, are meant to lead us into appreciating the shape, color and variety of the commonplace. In Turban Squash, Jones elevates his subject, a simple fall vegetable, to that of museum piece, thus giving the viewer pause to see as he sees.

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