The Artworks of Phyllis Kluger
Priscilla Prescott, Her Portrait


Priscilla Prescott was voted first runner-up in the Miss America Beauty Pageant of 2007.  Her prize was a portrait executed by the artist Pedro Picasso, a wastrel nephew of his famously iconoclastic relative.  After several postponements at a rehab facility to allow his recovery from a tri-polar condition, Pedro rendered Ms. Prescott as a semi-realistic-abstract-cubist sculpture shortly before the birth of her son, Prentiss, seen here in utero. Ms. Prescott’s assemblage, according to a review by one well-regarded art critic, amounts to “far more than the sum of her parts.”  
80 inches high, average diameter 24 inches; body parts hand-knit and sewn, armature welded iron