Damascene | 2005, Bronze | 84″Diameter x 8″D | View Video
Weeds Series

Collection of Luanne and Charlie Cullen, Austin, TX

“Damascene alludes to an aerial perspective of the land while also emphasizing pattern, repetition, and the traditional and decorative uses of printed botanical imagery in fabric and wallpaper. Because thistles are a disturbance-loving species, and thrive in environments wrecked by human development and natural disasters, they are literally endless, constantly reinventing themselves even in the most hostile environments.” (Bonansinga, p. 18) Though life-like, the bronze sculptures are not merely representations of plants, but deconstructed versions that are reconstructed into configurations nowhere evidenced in the natural world.