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Image of Jonah, The Big Fish Will Get You

Fred Webster
American, 1911–1998

Jonah, The Big Fish Will Get You

about 1990

Object Type: Sculpture
Creation Place: North America, American, Alabama
Dimensions:
5 3/8 in. x 12 1/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (13.65 cm x 30.8 cm x 8.89 cm)
Medium and Support: Acrylic on wood
Accession Number: 2004.0001

Credit Line: Gift of Micki Beth Stiller


Self-taught sculptor Fred Webster is known for the use of Biblical subject matter and Christian imagery. While his forms and the simple painted wood construction of his sculpture convey a certain whimsy, the messages are profoundly pious. This work is typical; man is seen to be at the mercy of nature and God. His arms are raised in both terror and supplication. Mr. Webster's sculpture implies that man is wise to submit to the will and the protection of the higher power.

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