The Rural Life Museum is an outdoor museum that includes 32 buildings on over 25 acres. It gives a glimpse into the daily life of 19th century Louisiana. Offering an honest look into the working lives of the poor and middle class, it has one of the largest collections of local artifacts and architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Two Resin-Hardened Figures, Monochromatic Paint Finish
Completed: November 2014
Designer: David A. Lenk
Client: Explus, Inc.
The first figure is of a small plantation overseer. The overseer ran the day-to-day operations of the plantation. Overseers on small, rural plantations were expected to also be the doctor, vet and mechanic.
The second figure is of the plantation owner. The owner is shown sitting beside his desk, calmly meeting the eye of the viewer.