Image: Untitled [Winged animal and devil with snakes]
(Pender County, NC, 1892 - 1987, Wilmington, NC)

Untitled [Winged animal and devil with snakes] , 1966

Oil, graphite, and ink on paper
11 in. x 13 3/4 in. (27.94 cm x 34.93 cm)
Purchased with funds from the Museum Acquisition Fund in memory of Honorary Trustee Jean Palmer Wade
Evans, an African-American, enjoyed combining images and tales from different cultures and races.  In this drawing, her angels have blond hair and pale skin combined with distinctly African-American features.  The subject is hard to define, but it may represent the triumph of Heaven over Hell.  A God or Christ-like figure with Asian features, flanked by flowers and angels, smiles down at beasts and devils.  Evans suggests that salvation is possible for all of God’s creatures.
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