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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Stuffed blue jeans, wire bed frame
51.5 x 28 x 9 inches
Collection of
Baltimore Museum of Art
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Many Bolden’s works are self-portraits; a number are fashioned from his own effects, especially clothing. The scarecrows' subliminal emphasis on his identity becomes paramount: the artist/planter announces himself to his world and keeps relationships vital and balanced, rooting his city and his oasis in something he feels more deeply.