JDSP: Walking Cabinet- Wendell Castle

Junior Docent Student Work

Reproduction Artwork by Taweckint Benchekribou

Taweckint Benchekribou—Edgewood Elementary

The Walking Cabinet was made by the artist Wendall Castle in 1988. Wendall Castle was born in Kansas in 1932 and he died on January 20, 2018. This artist was known for his furniture designs. In this artwork called the Walking Cabinet, there is a lot of line; in the legs and around the edges. The are some jagged lines that are diagonal in the spots on it and the form is huge! The colors you can see include a little blue, green,and white under the bright yellow and black spots. And the shape of it is really big, life size. This masterpiece shows emotion to me and that is humor, which is one of the biggest reasons I chose this piece. And I do not know if there is a gender for the Walking Cabinet, but I hope its a girl because I wish I could enjoy spa days with it! I am keeping my replica of the Walking Cabinet in my room. One thing I learned from the Junior Docent program is that I can make art on my own and this project helped me get better at doing art by myself.

Artist and Artwork

Wendell Castle (American, 1932–2018)
Walking Cabinet, 1988
Painted wood, cast aluminum, and mappa burl veneer
60 × 50 × 18 in. (152.4 × 127 × 45.72 cm)
Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd M1989.112