He Heard My Cry

This work is from driftwood.  While I was carving it, I played the blues.  When I finished, I heard the spiritual "I Know the Lord He Heard My Cry."

37" x 11" x 4”

Driftwood   2010                                     

Private collection

Holding it In

Sometimes it is better to just hold it in, rather than speak it.  We hold in feelings.  

Cherry 2015                                  

Private Collection  

Holy Father

While working at Mississippi Valley State University, I met  a man  who said, he had a piece of wood I could have.  He said it came out of a church. People often give me wood,  which I sometime use later so I accepted it.  In the wood I saw a cross with people looking toward it, and  black angels hovering overhead. There was also a pulpit.  

43” x 16” x 1”

Walnut (2002)                     

Private Collection

Back to Now

I Too Am America

You see me as half of man. My hair looks to you like jail cells.  I am a patriot. I served. I am holy, I too am America. 

37" x 11" 4”

Walnut  (2013)                             $5500

A Piece for Daddy

I was a little boy riding in the truck with daddy.  I spotted this piece of wood in a pond and wanted it.  Daddy went into the water and got this piece of wood for me.  I carved it for him.

33” x 13” x 4”

Pecan  (early 60's)                          NFS

Brothers of the Square

Oak 2012                           $500

A Piece for Mama

I carved this work for the mothers of the world.  It is carved from cedar.

48” x 18” x 2”

Cedar  (stained)      70's        NFS