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Bouquet

JoAnne Carson

Contemporary Art

The New York artist JoAnne Carson’s Bouquet is a big, fantastic representation of a floral arrangement. Its stems are assembled from copper, fiberglass, and resin, bolted to a base of steel, while the individual flowers and leaves are made from thermoplastic, which becomes stiff when dry. Despite the rigidity of the materials, the overall effect is one of fragile beauty, heightened by the delicate turquoise and purple-blue color of the blooms. With its mixture of recognizable and imaginary flowers, this very decorative, oversize piece conveys a sense of otherworldly fantasy.
MEDIUM Thermaplastic, aqua resin, and watercolor
DATES 2001
DIMENSIONS 105 x 84 in. (266.7 x 213.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2002.61
CREDIT LINE Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Sculpture Purchase Funds, 2002, Anonymous Donor
RIGHTS STATEMENT © JoAnne Carson
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CAPTION JoAnne Carson (American, born 1953). Bouquet, 2001. Thermaplastic, aqua resin, and watercolor, 105 x 84 in. (266.7 x 213.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Sculpture Purchase Funds, 2002, Anonymous Donor, 2002.61. © JoAnne Carson
IMAGE overall, 2002.61_transp5887.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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