Minnesota Marine Art Museum


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Winter King

Winter King

Winter King rides forth in the warm glory of the Christmas season astride the reluctant donkey.  This timely figure is inspired by the election of the first African American President of the USA.  Also, it evokes a long tradition in African tribal folk sculpture, namely that of a rider on horse or donkey, as a harbinger or messenger of things to come.

The friendly and humble demeanor of Winter King rings the bells of good cheer and waves a hearty noel.  Dressed against the winter chill, he will brighten the Yule time mantles of all who wish peace on earth and good will to all. Marilyn and I are very proud of this latest addition to our long line of folk santas.  Seasons greetings!