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Brooke Taylor; Birdbath in the Garden of Eden, 2020; Chicken Wire, Metal Mesh, Felt, Thread, Sequins, Pins, and Sequined Fabric; 22 x 14 x 12″; Basic Design

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Brooke Taylor; Birdbath in the Garden of Eden, 2020; Chicken Wire, Metal Mesh, Felt, Thread, Sequins, Pins, and Sequined Fabric; 22 x 14 x 12"; Basic Design

I closed my eyes and saw this shape. It's meant to resemble a bowl and pedestal, and the form ended up reminding me of art deco, which inspired the colors of black, gold, and green. I wanted to explore the juxtaposition of rigid, straight lines with the third organically-shaped leg almost choosing its own shape. The third leg reminds me of a scaly snake, and the piece in general is very imposing and makes me think of the masculine and feminine.

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