Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Kate Just

My Daphne

My Daphne

Kate Just. My Daphne, 2007.

Description:
The myth of Apollo’s unrequited love of Daphne, and her chosen transformation into a laurel tree has been interpreted by a range of artists. Just’s My Daphne is encased in a binding, protective, knitted surface and depicts the last moment of metamorphosis. A single fair arm - the only human vestige - reaches out, patting for the place where her head might be.

Medium:
Sculpture

Tags:
Daphne, knitting, latch-hooking, leaves, laurel tree, arm, woman, sculpture, transformation, metamorphosis, garden, volcano, Apollo

Images
ParadiseMy DaphneShed That SkinThe Garden of Interior DelightsHatchingDianeHer Keys

Location
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia

Contact
kateandpaula@hotmail.com

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