“Art needs to be a species of the carnivalesque—an appeal to simple wonder. And thankfully, wonderfully, here we go.” — Nashville Arts
“Inspired by folk art and the world around him, Shull’s carvings and whirligigs put an unusual, humorous spin on everyday people doing everyday things …” — The Tennesseean
The full-color art book Don Shull: Whirligigs and Carvings & Masks, published in collaboration with Elephant Gallery, presents a collection of Shull’s sculptures spanning 25 years: 35 whirligigs, around 90 carved figures, 10 paper-mache animal heads, and one large-scale praying mantis riding a full-sized bicycle. The Elephant Gallery’s exhibition marked the first time Shull’s work had been gathered together and put on display in one place. Elephant Gallery & Third Man Books worked together to create this monograph book to document Shull’s work from 1992-1995.