Big Skull and Horn

Big Skull and Horn

1962-1963
Artist
Jack Zajac, American, 1929-
sculpture
Cast bronze, in two parts
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Charles Hamlin
1978.154A-B

Jack Zajac
Big Skull and Horn, 1962-63 
Cast Bronze in two parts
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Charles Hamlin, 1978.15A-B
 

Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

Zajac's sculptures, while informed by abstraction, have the talismanic presence of dinosaur fossils. In fact, this sculpture refers to Zajac's prevalent motif of a ram's skull with broken horns. The forms are not merely archaeological, but mythological, which he imbues with highly personal feelings. 

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