Introduction

Art Deco?  Prosperity.  Barefoot boy, with two pigs, in corn & cotton.

Passing through Cochran, Georgia on the way from Dublin to Hawkinsville, I stopped to mail a bill.  Happened to see this fresco above one of the side doors and took a picture.   I’m not sure if it is supposed to be a boy or man, but he’s barefoot, holding two fat pigs under his arms and standing between corn and what appears to be cotton plants.  *Not sure of it’s history, but it strikes me as “Art Deco” and symbolizing “prosperity”.

Found that this artwork was commissioned by the Federal Government (New Deal project to help starving artists) The artist was Ilse Erythropel and it was called “The Little Farmer”  [1940 – glazed terra-cotta relief]



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