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Joan Danziger
Inside the Underworld: Beetle Magic

November 3 through December 16, 2013


Joan Danziger, Retro Beetle

Joan Danziger
Retro Beetle

Metal, glass, acrylic paint, 32 x 30 x 12 in.

Exhibition Overview

The sculpture of Washington, D.C. artist Joan Danziger combines interplay of animal strength and beauty of nature with the human spirit. They are reaching into the heart of nature to evoke mysterious and secret worlds, which draws upon her fascination with dream imagery and metamorphosis. The use of animal imagery as metaphorical or psychological subject gives the sculptures a life of their own and creates a magical world.

Danziger, Sabre Tooth Beetle

Joan Danziger
Sabre Tooth Beetle
Metal, glass, acrylic paint, 20 x 24 x 11 in.

Danziger, Emerald Beetle

Joan Danziger
Emerald Beetle
Metal, glass, acrylic paint, 44 x 46 x 10 in.

Danziger, Tortoise Beetle

Joan Danziger
Tortoise Beetle
Metal, glass, acrylic paint, 40 x 40 x 7 in.

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