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Water Bearer II

Collection: Publicly Owned
Water Bearer II

Sponsor: Edmond Visual Arts Commission partnered with Friends of EVAC

Partnered in August of 2010 with Friends of the Edmond Visual Arts Commission. This is our third of three pieces of art by Shirley Thomson Smith.

Shirley Thomson Smith is an Oklahoma City artist who made a courageous move to jump start her career. She was a single parent with one year of alimony left and had a job that she hated. She decided that if she was ever going to be able to make a living as an artist, she would have to do it then. So she quit her job and starting creating bronze sculptures of strong women inspired by Navajo women she had met in Durango, Colorado. Art galleries in New Mexico began to represent her, and her dream of being a full-time artist became a reality. She has been a Prix de West artist for over 30 years.

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Artist: Shirley Thomson Smith


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Medium type: Bronze

Date created: 2010