Amazonia

  • Debbie Wetmore, Amazonia, 1999, enamel, precious metal, clay, bone, shell, stone, glass, wood, and horn, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 2000.49

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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.

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

Title
Amazonia
Artist
Date
1999
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
10 x 10 x 1/2 in. (25.4 x 25.4 x 1.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of an anonymous donor

Mediums Description
enamel, precious metal, clay, bone, shell, stone, glass, wood, and horn
Classifications
Object Number
2000.49
Palette
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