a child, Vannoy Streeter made things out of wire out of necessity;
his family couldn't afford many storebought toys, so he made his
own. Decades later his prolific output included his beloved Tennessee
walking horses, Tina Turner, and various wheeled vehicles and
figures. He was a demonstrating artist at the National Black Arts
Festival in 1990; his work has also been shown at The White House,
and at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.