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John Connell, Ravens

On view in the Amphitheater

sculpture garden 2020

John Connell
1940 Atlanta, Georgia – 2009 Mariaville, Maine
Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1987 General Obligation Bonds
PC1989.26.1- 4

Ravens are notorious in the western United States for their cunning and cleverness. John Connell’s Ravens are playful and artistic interpretations of these sly creatures. Connell left the birds finished with a rough texture that is emblematic of his signature style. Many of Connell’s works were made with unusual materials, bits of newspaper dipped in tar, gravel, charred wood, and other discarded materials.