The Comfort and Service My Daddy Brings to Our Household
Welded steel, plastic tubing, wheels, paint
70.75 x 25 x 65 inches
High Museum of Art
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation
In The Comfort and Service My Daddy Brings to Our Household, Richard Dial personalizes a countering African American position in which the father, depicted as first a conflation of household throne and shotgun house, and second as a servant ready to support the burdens of his family, assumes the dual roles of master and servant performed by Thornton Dial through the years.