Man Playing Drums
@ Smithsonian American Art Museum
DescriptionIt may have been loneliness and newfound free time that drove Steve Ashby, a retired widower, to populate his property with colorful sculptures cut from plywood, painted, and embellished with found objects and personal items. Ashby favored expressiveness over realism, and characters such as Man Playing Drums reflect his preference for lively, colorful moments that evoke the uniquely human sounds of music and laughter.
Incised, Painted And Assembled Wood
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak