The Circus is Dead
The Circus Is Dead captures the story of Mary the Elephant, an elephant who killed a man during a circus performance after he prodded her infected tooth. The townspeople demanded her killing, and she was publicly hanged by crane in Erwin, TN on September 13, 1916. The Circus Is Dead lays bare the darkness that can lie beneath human amusement.
Hand-cut collage featuring pieces from antique books and painted with transparent acrylic. Handmade and burnt pine frame with cut and nailed steel. 89.5" tall by 51.5" wide, approximately 98 lbs. As this is a large piece, shipping will be calculated and billed separately after purchase.