Naturalistic white porcelain sculpture of an elongated lifesize watermelon. The work features meticulously rendered natural wildlife, a key staple of Flemings body of work. Signed by the artist in the clay. Three of this shape and size available. Listed price is for a single watermelon. Other works by Frank Fleming are available as seen in the last image
Frank Fleming was born on a farm in Alabama in 1940. He suffered from a severe speech impediment, which caused him to stop talking in school in the first grade, and he did not speak in public for the next eleven years. More comfortable in the outdoors, and because words often failed him, he came to express himself in images. Fleming found his niche at Florence State College, where he learned how to work with clay from a maid who cleaned the classrooms. The fantastic and playful quality in Fleming’s work is a product of his childhood and his involvement in the 1970s funk art movement in California.
H 7 in. x W 7 in. x D 15.5 in.