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Black Dog Wattle

One of Australia’s leading metalsmiths, Blyfield bases the forms of many of her objects on the natural world. Black Dog Wattle belongs to a series of objects created for a 2007 exhibition in Paris. These delicate sculptural objects are characterized by their leaf- and petal-like forms. Black Dog Wattle, with its burnished sheen and foliate form, reflects Blyfield’s study of historic drawings of acacias and desert plants in Australian museum and botanical garden collections.

Julie Blyfield
Australian, born 1957
Black Dog Wattle
Oxidized copper and wax
3 7/8 x 3 7/16 in. (9.8 x 8.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds from the Elizabeth P. Myers Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2007.12

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