This sculpture is amazing. The first time I saw it at the museum I was slightly fooled for a second (okay, I allowed myself to be fooled, it was fun). This work portrays reality so well that her feet are dirty just as if she has simply walked barefoot across the floor. I love it, and I am pleased to say it is at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as part of its permanent collection.
American, born 1941
1987, Polyester resin, pigments, synthetic (?) hair
Go take a look at this for yourself…
…it is a graceful illusion.