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Crack the Whip

Crack the Whip, by Jo Saylors
Crack the Whip, photo by Cindy Waddle
Crack the Whip, detail

Jo Saylors, 1998

A four-foot tall bronze by Jo Saylors of four children playing crack the whip, a children’s game dating to the late 1800s. The piece is meticulous in detail, right down to the wrinkles in the clothes and the off-balanced positions of the children.

Commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. James K. Baker as a gift to honor Arvin employees, the piece was originally placed at the former Arvin Corporate headquarters on Central Avenue.

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