$4,000 or $400 per month with Art Money!
"Riding the Big Gun" is a mixed media and plywood sculpture from Denise Stewart-Sanabria's award-winning series of free-standing representational figures. The scene depicted took place when a slightly drunk actor wandered into an opening reception Sanabria had at a friend's showroom in Knoxville. Her friend, a concrete and steel fabricator, had made a fake Gatling gun out of scrap metals, a rubber doll's head, and crayons.
Sanabria handed the actor an empty wine bottle and asked him to yell something in French as a joke. To her surprise, the actor was relatively fluent and stood behind the sculpture, bottle in hand, and began yelling French revolutionary slogans. Sanabria took a photo and recreated the moment using charcoal and pastel pencil on plywood and handmade ceramic crayons.
CHAUVET Arts | 215 Rep. John lewis Way N | Nashville, TN 37219 | Art@ChauvetArts.com | 615. 278. 9086