Charlie Lucas
Selma , AL
THE FLYING MACHINE
"The flying machine blew me away the first time I seen it."
acrylic on board
with salvage wood frame constucted by the artist
36" x 37"
TEENAGERS
"The teenagers are just stepping out into the world."
acrylic on board
with salvage wood frame constucted by the artist
26" x 35"
“I think I been introduced to art, whatever you want to call it, a long time ago. That I didn’t even know what it was is I’d say when I was a kid. I was always making things and nobody never told me that it was art, and I don’t even see it as art anyway. I go to like the scrap yards. I go to dump sites. And I want kids to see this thing. I don’t want them to see it in the shiny, in the newness of it. I don’t even attempt to paint so much of my work. My sculpture I kind of leave them natural with the pieces. Because you want the kids to see the whole society is not shiny and pretty, glamorous that we pretend it is, because it’s not. If we was to peel ourselves back and look at the true part of ourselves, we would be some of the ugliest things you want to see.” - Charlie Lucas
OUT THE PASTURE
"We put him in the pasture but he keeps getting out."
acrylic paint & objects on board
with salvage wood frame constucted by the artist
37" x 38"
THROWING IT ALL AWAY
acrylic paint & objects on board
with salvage wood frame constucted by the artist
21" x 46"
UNLEASHING THE SPIRIT
acrylic on board
with scrap wood frame constucted by the artist
44" x 12"
I LET HIM OUT AGAIN
acrylic & pencil on paper
in recyled frame with mat & glass
16.5" x 10.5"
DREADLOCKS
scrap metal assemblage
9" x 12"
"Tin Man" describes the life and art of Charlie Lucas from a unique point of view - that of Charlie himself. The artist shares his painful life experiences and opens the door to his creations.

Published by The University of Alabama Press
Now on sale atAmazon.com
WIRE SCULPTURES
aluminum wire & other salvage materials
(bendable for your posing pleasure)
DINOSAUR (22" tall)
SMALL HORSE (7" tall)
WIRE MAN (17" tall)
DINOHORSE (8" tall)
LOOKING INTO THE CITY
acrylic paint on paper
in recycled frame with mat & glass
(smudges on the mat are
Charlie's fingerprints)
17.5" x 21.5"
SLEEPING TOGETHER
acrylic paint on paper
in recycled frame with glass (no mat)
13.5" x 16.5"
We thought you'd like to see the great pieces below that we no longer have on hand.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these, we will be happy to check with Charlie about prices & availability.
HOUSEPET
acrylic on board
in scrap wood frame constucted by the artist
That's a housepet. Because that's what it is.
51" x 18"
$725
HUSBAND AND WIFE
scrap & cut metal hanging assemblage
The second face is the barbed wire.
You can decide which is which.
8" x 16" x 4"
$450
ALLIGATOR
acrylic & cut scrap metal on board
in scrap wood frame constucted by the artist
"The alligator is like a preacher..."
60.5" x 27"
$1450
HONORING THE QUILTMAKERS
cut scrap metal, rags, & quilt pieces assembled on board
in scrap wood frame constucted by the artist
Charlie made this piece in honor of his friends the quiltmakers of Gee's Bend, who continue the tradition of creating beautiful and useful works of art from scraps and rags.
48" x 24"
$1450
DO-RAG WOMEN
cut metal shingles & rags
hanging assemblages
pink, red, or white
8.5" x 14" x 2"
$150 each
"Women had to walk to work every day, early in the morning before sun-up. In the South the mornings were always warm and damp. They never were good hair days. They tied up their heads with scarves or bandanas or scraps of cloth to keep the hair out the way all day. In the evening when they came home they could finally take off the rags and let their hair loose."
UNLOCKING THE DOOR
acrylic & objects on board
framed with plastic hose by the artist
This is one of Charlie's older pieces. It looks like there were once more jar lids, but Charlie doesn't remember.
32" x 12"
$575
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