Joe Tribble: Sculpture

Title: Joe Tribbletribble

Artist(s): Donna Thompson and Kathy Brount

Medium: Bronze Cast

Year: c.2000

Origin: Charleston, West Virginia

Napier’s Thoughts:

Joseph K Tribble was a coal miner in Dayhoit, Harlan County, Kentucky. Tribble worked in deep mines and operated his own small truck mine called the Opossum Holler Coal Company selling heating coal directly to locals. Bronze casting is a complex process that involves skill, aesthetic ability, time and valuable materials. There is intent in a bronze cast piece.

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