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ARCHAEOLOGY FUN FACTS: DEAF SCULPTRESS

Ready for an #Archaeology themed #inktober?! In collaboration with fellow deaf archaeologist, @downanddirtywithnaomi, we wanted to bring the archaeology community together by doing this fun challenge throughout the month! This week’s prompt is #WickedArtifacts! ⁣⁣

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➡️ Swipe to see an illustration of the Pan Children figurines by Louise Wilder! ⬅️⁣⁣

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(drawn using the @procreate app, all works are mine) ⁣⁣

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“Artists, in addition to imagination and technical skill, need extreme concentration on their work. My deafness has given me more chance more than most artists have for this concentration. Being deaf I have learned to work without interruption.” (The Post-Crescent, December 1928) ⁣⁣

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Louise (Hubbard) Wilder was a “prize sculpturess,” in the early 20th century…... who was also deaf! Her specialization was figurines of small children, and she said “her deafness is an asset, as the noise the children make while she works cannot disturb her.” (Time Magazine, September 1928)⁣⁣

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‘Pan’ in Greek means ‘all,’ and as a god, they were also known as a half-human, half-goat fertility deity. In mythology, Pan was the god of the wild, shepherds and their flock. ⁣⁣

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Clearly depicted as children, Louise Wilder adopted the Pan of the Greek mythology into her own works of art!⁣⁣

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⬇️ Do you know of any other deaf sculptors?! Drop their names below in the comments! ⬇️⁣⁣

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Check out these available figurines from Etsy! https://www.etsy.com/hk-en/listing/99267038/louise-wilder-bronze-plated-sculpture⁣⁣

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Get this design printed on a product you love! Check out my shop on RedBubble! ➡️ ArchaeoAndASL ⬅️ https://www.redbubble.com/people/ArchaeoAndASL/shop?asc=u⁣⁣

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Sources: ⁣⁣

https://bookendcollector.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/bookends-pan-wilder-faun-deaf-sculptor/⁣⁣

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,927803,00.html⁣⁣

https://www.nytimes.com/1931/11/18/archives/artist-couple-face-eviction-with-baby-bert-wilder-painter-and.html⁣⁣

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