Lonnie and Twyla Money Hand-Painted Folk Art Chicken Carvings
Lonnie and Twyla Money (Laurel County, Kentucky, 20th-21st century)
Untitled (three chickens/roosters)
Three painted wooden sculptures
Signed to the underside
Married couple Lonnie and Twyla Money are cattle farmers based in Kentucky, known for their whimsical sculptures of animals, often composed of painted wood and gourds. The two converted a milking barn into a studio and have been creating their trademark work together for over fifteen years. Ranging from hand-held sizes to life-size pieces, their work has been exhibited and collected by multiple institutions including the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation and the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art (Owensboro, KY), among others.
- damage to tail feathers on smallest chicken; cracks to the tail of the large and small chicken; paint peeling and loss; residue marks.