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Sparkling dew-covered branch
(1998)

Medium
polyamide thread, plane tree branch, light globe, glass
Measurements
201.4 × 51.5 × 20.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
DC4-1999
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Joan Clemenger Endowment, Governor, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Not on display
Louise Weaver’s works invite us to consider distinctions between the natural and the artificial, the beautiful and the uncanny. During the mid 1990s Weaver became well known for her meticulously crafted sculptures comprising methodically encased objects within hand-crocheted carapaces. Transforming animals, botanical specimens and domestic objects into seductive imaginary forms, these works draw on a vast range of personal, art-historical, scientific, popular and material sources. Collectively they suggest a fantastical world of evolving hybrid forms.