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Helen Bullard Kreckniak (1902-1996, Ozone, Tennessee, working 1949-1982) folk art carved sculpture collage titled “Does Anyone Know What Comes Next?” and dated Nov. 7, 1969. Comprised of fifteen carved faces, both male and female, mounted on pine board and pegged walnut frame. Faces carved from chestnut, white pine, African mahogany, horse chestnut, and walnut (listed on the back). Differences in the carved facial features suggests the artist is making a reference to race and the integration movement of the time. 27 3/4″ H x 18 3/4″ W x 2″ D. Biography (Courtesy of East TN State University: Archives of Appalachia): Helen Bullard Kreckniak was an Appalachian artist, who specialized in carving and was known for her wooden dolls. She authored the 1977 publication, Crafts and Craftsmen of the Tennessee Mountains. Bullard was accepted into the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild in 1951. The Tennessee State Museum displayed an exhibit of Bullard’s primitive chestnut sculptures in Nashville in 1972. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some general light wear.