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The Tar Baby

Oil on canvas; 48”X24";  2011. In the Uncle Remus tale, the Fox constructs a "baby" from a lump of tar. When the Rabbit comes along she addresses it amiably, but receives no response. The Rabbit becomes offended by Tar Baby's lack of manners, punches it, and becomes stuck. Here the Fox offers the captive Rabbit options for her demise.