Cane with September 11th imagery

Object Number: 
ca. 2001
Oak, paint
Overall: 36 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 92.7 x 19 x 6.4 cm )
inscription: carved inscription: "U. DASILVA X HENDERSON, NY"
Hand-carved cane depicting a plane crashing into one of the Twin Towers, a teary-eyed bald eagle, a stylized American flag, and the face of Osama Bin Laden.
Gallery Label: 
Folk artist Ubiracy DaSilva was born in Brazil in 1947 and came to the U.S. at a young age. In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he carved this cane by hand out of a single piece of oak and painted it with imagery referring to the tragic event.
Credit Line: 
Gift of U. DaSilva
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group