Linda Mae Tratechaud / Sculpture in Glass, Metal, & Paper
Antiquated Notions
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This piece is inspired by Moroccan Wedding Blankets that are covered in round shiny disks. I used
shells and antique buttons to represent the inadvertent opening and closing up that occurs in a marriage between two individuals.

The buttons are from my Grandmother's antique button collection. I collected the shells from a beach, carefully looking for shells that are battered around sea rocks that slowly wears out the center of the shell to form an "o".

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History's ArtsThr!ve
Sold and now in a private collection

photo by Margot Geist
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