Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #29

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Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #29

August 18, 2011

Aug18.jpgI've uncovered some more little gems of information while gathering information in letters between Reynolda House's Founding President Barbara B. Millhouse and artist Jacob Lawrence regarding his painting Builders No. 2 , 1968 which is in our collection. Barbara B. Millhouse asked Lawrence whether his 'fascination with carpentry [had] anything to do with the Bible and Joseph's craft?' to which he responded in a November 16, 1986 letter:

'My fascination with tools is that I find them esthetically [sic] beautiful both to feel and to view. The hand tools especially, are like works of sculpture. To me, tools are a symbol of uplift.'

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