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Artist Cooper, Barbara (American, b. 1949)
Title Untitled from the series Tools
Date 1984
Medium Bronze/Acrylic Paint/Patina
Material Metal
Technique Polychrome bronze and acrylic paint
Height (in) 2.75
Width (in) 1
Length (in) 11
Credit line Gift of Sara A. Parker
Notes These early works by sculptor Barbara Cooper are constructed from bits of plants held together with wax and then cast into bronze, patinated, and painted. Each one-of-a-kind object is inspired by a common household tool-a brush, a whisk, a ladle. These are among the artist's first explorations of organic form, a subject she continues to investigate today in large-scale wooden sculptures.
Object ID 2014.06.04.01 b
Object Type Sculpture