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Sparkling dew-covered branch

polydamide thread, Plane tree branch, light globe, glass beads and thread
201.4 × 51.5 × 20.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
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
About the work

Louise Weaver’s works invite us to consider distinctions between the natural and the artificial, the beautiful and the uncanny. Since the mid 1990s she has 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.

This work consists of a multi-forked Plane tree branch that has been covered in a layer of hand-crocheted synthetic thread so that it resembles a branch that has been covered in frost, ice or dew. A single chandelier light bulb dangles from the end of one branch.