Petah Coyne: “Materials are a language”

Sculptor Petah Coyne treats her materials as a sort of language with which to share stories, drawing inspiration from literary sources as diverse as Greek mythology and Charles Dickens. (Untitled #1181) Dante’s Daphne (2004–6) is made from an array of unconventional materials including feathers, velvet, wax, silk flowers, black spray paint, and pearl hatpins.

Radical Materials

From hurling molten lead to constructing spires from found objects in a junkyard, these artists experiment with unconventional materials and methods, provoking us to reconsider what an “art material” is, and how it's used.

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