E T Wickham

A tobacco farmer born in 1893 decided to become a sculptor after retirement along the backroads of Tennessee. Upon his death in 1970 the 30 statues made from chicken wire, rebar and concrete became victims of time and vandalism. The contrast of roughly constructed statues in a remote location and senseless destruction is inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. It speaks to the most basic human need to create and base human actions to destroy.

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