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"Black Butterfly" by John T. Scott
1996 | New Orleans
This sculpture is part of The Helis Foundation Collection
“New Orleans is the only city that I've been in that if you listen, the sidewalks will speak to you.” – John T. Scott, 2002
Black Butterfly is an abstract aluminum sculpture completed four years after John T. Scott was awarded the MacArthur Genius Award. Scott’s work frequently displays themes related to African-American life, particularly the rich Afro-Caribbean culture and musical heritage of New Orleans.