This unique Magician sculpture is by American sculptor Floyd Shaman. The work features a Magician during his performance, as he is about to saw a lady in half. The artist laminated wood and hand carved sculpture is a testament to his skill and creativity.
The detail and craftsmanship of this Magician sculpture is superb! From the finely carved and realistic faces to the Magicians clothes with all the lines and wrinkles of a real suit coat. The hand saw is flawless and looks like the real tool, even down to the doweled handle holding the saw blade.
Floyd Shaman (American 1936-2005) was a Mississippi Delta artist who was well known for his humorous yet finely crafted figural sculptures. Mr. Shaman taught art at the Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. He left academia around 1980 to become a full time sculptor.
ARTIST: Floyd Shaman (1936-2005)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
MATERIALS: Hand carved laminated oak wood.
HEIGHT: 42 in. (107 cm)
WIDTH: 25 in. (63 cm)
DEPTH: 41 in. (104 cm)
CONDITION: Excellent condition with minor wear consistent with age.