The Bank of Jackson Celebrating More Than 16 Years!!
Hattie Marshall Duncan - Artwork from the Ship of Ophir May 9 - July 8, 2013
Reception Thursday, May 9 from 5:00-7:00PM at 420 Oil Well Road
From the Old Testament, the land of Ophir is the place where King David's and King Solomon's ships sailed to gather treasures of the land, especially the gold.
Hattie Marshall-Duncan is a 65 year-old native of Jackson, TN began her fascination of creating artwork by drawing for fellow classmates in order to earn lunch money while in elementary school. She would draw extras for the class, earning 5-25 cents. She did not have many opportunities to run and play because of being stricken with the infectious disease, polio at the age of 3. This disease left her with weakness in her lower extremities. Therefore, she had plenty of time to perfect her God-given talent.
She has worked various jobs, but always with the craving to create eye-catching wonders, just like the treasures from the Land of Ophir.
She began creating paper pulp in 1997 to entertain her oldest granddaughter, Kianna prior to her start in school. Then, Hattie was inspired to go further with her creations being surprised of the finished products.
She now has expounded on her imagination by building a sculpture, which you may find peculiar or even humorous. She says she studies a particular feature of family members, friends, neighbors, and strangers and will mold a sculpture enhancing that feature. Don't be surprised if you see yourself among her treasures.