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"Black Butterfly" by John T. Scott

Black Butterfly

1996 | New Orleans

Material: aluminum

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.

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