Aquanot #16: Bird and Butterfly

Lynda Benglis, a Louisiana native, studied at Newcomb College, the Women’s College at Tulane University. She moved to New York City in 1964, and currently splits time between New York; Santa Fe; Kastelorizo, Greece; and Ahmadabad, India. Feminism and sexuality inform her abstract sculptures. She elicits this connection in her work by alluding to the human form. Subsequently her sculptures resemble body parts as well as other imagery. Bird and Butterfly is a good example of this, seemingly alluding to animals and perhaps the more visceral implications of pairing birds with insects. Bird and Butterfly was purchased by the Masur Museum and Twin City Art Foundation in 2001.

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