Soft Shell Turtle

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1987
Paint on wood
25.5 x 23.25 inches

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Tolliver considered his renderings of turtles stand-ins for self-portraits.

Tolliver considered his renderings of turtles stand-ins for self-portraits. After an injury at the McLendon Furniture Company where he worked disabled him, and forced him to walk with crutches, he often compared himself to the slow-moving animals.