Shields Landon Jones

Shields Landon Jones

United States 1901 - 1997

Sculpture

Shields Landon Jones
Shields Landon Jones
Male
United States
1901
March 4, 2013
Behind the pseudonym of Lor Dethal lies Nemanja Torlak, a writer for Widewalls intrigued and moved by diversity in art and in the lives of those who create it. It is often the unexpected that come forth and surprise us, and art is a world that allows it and makes it possible. David beats the Goliath daily, and writing about it is a pleasure.

After his first wife’s death, Shields Landon Jones, or S.L. Jones, had took upon whittling which was a hobby of his youth. Introducing paint to his carvings, he created a number of animal figures and small heads using wood of local trees.

Featured image: Shields Landon Jones – Fiddler, Guitarist and Banjoist (detail), 1976. Photo credits american-vernacular.tumblr.com.
Image used for illustrative purposes only.