(Stockton, California, 1948 - )
Enamel, oil, wire and peanut shells on paper mache
6 in. x 6 1/2 in. x 7 in. (15.24 cm x 16.51 cm x 17.78 cm)
Gift of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Hazlitt’s modest construction blurs the boundaries between painting, collage and sculpture. The artist embedded lumpy, bumpy peanut shells into a painted papier-maché armature. In this talisman-like object, Hazlitt embodies both high art with the use of oil paint and outsider art with the rough, hand-wrought surface and use of discarded peanut shells.