November 30, 2013 § 1 Comment
“Toy Jungle” is currently featured on my omeka site, Artworks of Mary E. Hutchinson. For a still life of children’s toys and objects, it is really rather dark with a grimacing jack-o-lantern, gasping fish, and toppled bird figurine. Hutchinson also painted a companion canvas titled “Spark Plug” which has a cheerier disposition.
Both paintings may be easel versions of Hutchinson’s 1933 WPA mural “Jungle.” I don’t know where the mural was and have little hope that it has survived, but I have located both “Toy Jungle” and “Spark Plug” in private collections.