of animals can be found throughout the home.
One of these, a woodpecker, shares a wall with a
work by Beverly Floyd. With her MFA from Yale,
Floyd would hardly be considered an outsider
artist. However, her work here, which incorporates
tea bags and has a woodpecker drawn on it, fits in
perfectly with the work that surrounds it. In the
adjacent dining room there is a sculpture by Linda
Ridgway, another academically trained artist.
As a counterpoint to the crosses that can be seen
throughout the house, there are also a fair number
of devils. Molly says that their two children once
attended an Episcopal school where some of the
parents were ordained ministers. When they would
see Onis Woodard’s Baby Blue Devil, they would make
comments such as, “Well, that’s interesting.” Inside
the cabinet a whimsical collection features devil-themed sculpture such as Rutherford’s “Tubby”
Brown’s Devil’s Hot Tub. Humor and aesthetics are
equally important traits of the couple’s collection.
And while Mexico is the source for much of their
collection, they have acquired many pieces in places
closer to home. “Round Top is nirvana. You will
see the coolest stuff in the world there,” says Molly,
referring to the Round Top Antiques fair held twice
Left wall: Linda Ridgway, Couple, 1990, hemp/wax and bronze, hemp, wax: 6 x 4 x 4; bronze,
5. 5 x 3. 5 x 3. 5 in.; Don Eduardo, green-and-white Steer, 2010, painted wood, 35. 5 x 24 x
44 in. Lower cabinet (left): Enrique Verde, Green Frog, 2010, glazed ceramic, 3. 5 x 7 x 9. 5 in.
Lower cabinet (right): Enrique Verde, Drinking Skeleton, 2012, glazed ceramic, 12 x 7 x 4 in. In
cabinet: collection of action figures. On top cabinet: collection of vintage glass pieces
Linda Ridgway, Couple, 1990, hemp/wax and
bronze, hemp/wax 6 x 4 x 4 in., bronze 5. 5 x
3. 5 x 3. 5 in.
Collection of crosses and various objects. Far right: Tatlin Ortega,
Wizard on Rooster, 1990, painted terra cotta, 18. 5 x 17 x 8. 5 in.