It Could Have Been Worse

Brenda Garand, Abenaki / American, born 1959



Steel, rope, roofing felt paper, wire, wool, and a fishing weight

Overall: 80 × 80 × 15 in. (203.2 × 203.2 × 38.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Acquisition and Preservation of Native American Art Fund, the Winky Fund, and the Kira Fournier and Benjamin Schore Sculpture Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area


Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view

Exhibition History

Contemporary Abstraction: Works from the Hood Museum of Art's Permanent Collection, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 4-March 13, 2016.

Drawing Lines, Dorothy and Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 10, 2021– September 4, 2022.


The artist, Hartford, Vermont; sold to present collection, 2014.

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