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Joy Kroeger Beckner
"Fascinator" AKA "Mary"
Life-sized Bronze with Black and Gold Marble Base
Edition of 20
23" H x 9" W x 8" D

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Photographs by Mel Schockner.

Beyond beauty, "Fascinator" reveals a woman with a confident elegance and a free spirit. The title came from the American Pioneer Museum in Minden, Nebraska. In this museum, articles are displayed in chronological order. When looking at women's garments, Joy learned that a "fascinator" is a shawl or scarf worn over the head or shoulders. Since Joy chose to show only the front portion of her model, she believes the "fascinator" is not only the woman who fascinates, but also the portion concealed by the imaginary scarf.

Bone structure and anatomy have always fascinated Joy. She believes the strength of her work is in the loose surface as well as in the form and content. The creative marks of her tools are always preserved in the final cast.

Mary Louise Powers Kreps modeled for "Fascinator".

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