Petah Coyne is active/lives in New York. Petah Coyne is known for sculptor-wax installations.
Biography Petah Coyne
Known for installations that are suspended and hair-like, and for
chandelier creations of partially melted white wax embedded with birds
and bows hanging
from satin-sleeved chains, Petah Coyne is a sculptor fascinated by the
bizarre. Her pieces are usually large, some as big as nineteen
feet, and are characterized by great mass and fragility.
production is labor intensive, the creations of a very hard-working
artist, seldom taking awake time away from her studio.
In the early 1990s, Coyne made huge
pods of bristling wire coated with gritty black casting sand.
Sometimes she supplements
her installations with large black and white photographs she makes of
figures or vegetation in mot
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