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Amazonia

1999 Debbie Wetmore Born: Brattleboro, Vermont 1943 enamel, precious metal, clay, bone, shell, stone, glass, wood, and horn 10 x 10 x 1/2 in. (25.4 x 25.4 x 1.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of an anonymous donor 2000.49 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 57B


Luce Center Quote

Amazonia itself is an exercise in organically blending enamel with the natural world.” Letter from the artist, 2003

Luce Center Label

Debbie Wetmore made Amazonia using found objects such as earthenware, bone, shell, glass, wood, and horn. These elements were arranged to evoke a sense of the art of the native cultures of the Amazon basin. In among the natural materials Wetmore placed a spark plug and a lace bobbin to suggest a male and female element.

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Mixed Media

About Debbie Wetmore

Born: Brattleboro, Vermont 1943