"What!?" 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," silkscreen and digital print by George Sipp. Edition: 1/30.
Designed in response to McClung Museum object: 1940.1.1, statue, probable ancestor figure, Mississippian Period, ca. 1250-1450 AD.
Artist statement: The term "effigy" refers to a crudely depicted form, representing something or someone familiar. Figures being hanged or burned become a ritual of celebration. Historically, effigies may have had specific meanings representative of guardian spirits or protectors.
I'm interested in the effigy as an incongruous symbol, a representation with no particular implication. In our culture it becomes a metaphoric object