"Mose and Jimmy"
Paint and beads on a metal platter
This is my tribute to two of Alabama's most
famous self-taught or folk artists.
As you can see by the dates, they died
within a year of each other.
I'm lucky enough to have met both of them
and own work by both.
The little white dog on the right is my
attempt to portray one of Jimmy Suddeth's
best-known images, his dog Toto.
The turtle and birds on the other side of the tree
represent the way Mose Tolliver painted them.
The quote is from Suddeth, and it refers to the
fact that he painted largely with his fingers.
The leaves on the tree are actually the tops of
palm tree beads, and I clipped off the trunks.