David Butler, the son of a carpenter and Christian missionary, fashioned a garden of pounded, cut, and painted metal forms in his yard in Patterson, Louisiana. His sculptures fuse biblical imagery with characters from his dreams. The tiered layers, attached parts, and cutout shapes created an animated array as wind and sunlight toyed with his installation. His pieces were installed in windows, planted in the ground, and hung from trees in order to create a space that felt interactive and alive.
- ca. 1970 - 1980
- 12 × 19 1⁄2 × 7 in. (30.5 × 49.5 × 17.8 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Orren and Marilyn Bradley and Kohler Foundation, Inc.
- Mediums Description
- paint on metal
- Religion – angel
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