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Frog and Dragonfly
  • Jackson Robertson
    born, 1956, active circa 1975–present
    born: Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia, Canada ; active: Canada
  • Frog and Dragonfly, circa 1990s
  • Where object was made: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • yellow cedar wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24.5 x 32 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0230.a,b,c

Three dimensional sculpture carved from wood, in three parts. The largest part at the base is carved in the shape of the whole body of a crouched frog, in profile. Above that is a large rounded carving of a frog's head, with large metallic blue eyes and red lips. Attached to the top of the head is a smaller carving of a dragonfly with a long thin body and four wings painted in metallic blue with small red and black dots.