Very excited to see this sculpture in SFMOMA a month ago.
I was first introduced to Petah Coyne’s beautiful sculptures when she gave a lecture at UCONN in 2009.
Petah Coyne’s Untitled #1181 (Dante’s Daphne) 2004-6
Artificial tree branches and berries, wire, feathers, wax, velvet, nylon thread, shackles, pearl-headed hat pins, spray paint metal tubing, silk flowers, cable, and cable bolts.
Inspired by Dante Alighieri’s epic poem The Divine Comedy.
Coyne: “I think the most interesting parts of my work are the intersections between order and chaos, accident and control. I am shooting for perfection, but am willing to allow for imperfection.”