The Three-Piece

Artists by the Numbers

Three works of art. Two minutes each. One artist.

The Three-Piece.

3… Three works. Straight outta the collections of Black Art In America comes three compelling pieces of art for this week, including Male figure, Ebele, and Boy Bust.

2… Two minutes. We encourage you to take at least two minutes to view each of these works, study them, and connect with them. See which ones speak to you, challenge you, and-or inspire you.

1… One artist. The artist behind today’s works is Woodrow Nash. In the tradition of the great masters, Nash’s consuming passion to elevate the human spirit takes the form of sculptures. He builds a sense of mystery and charisma into each sculpture. Through his pieces, Nash achieves his goal of integrating expression, complex symbolism, and sophisticated aesthetics to yield striking embodiments of the human soul and sensuality.

Born in the late 1940’s in Akron, Ohio, Nash is the product of sanctified churches, 1950’s television images, and black inner city neighborhood schools run by predominantly white middle-class educators. The young student immersed himself in art during an era when artists sought nothing less than old-fashioned honesty in their imagery.

Okay, now that you’ve been briefed, we’re gonna hit ya with The Three-Piece:


“Boy Bust” by Woodrow Nash
22x18x8″ clay sculpture

“Ebele” by Woodrow Nash
18 x 30 x 8″ clay sculpture






Early Male figure” by Woodrow Nash
19 x 8 x 20 inches, clay sculpture on metal base

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