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This is an artwork by Kate Rohde, a contemporary Melbourne-based artist and designer whose practice embraces art, craft and design elements. She is recognised as a leading Australian maker who creates decorative objects, jewellery, wallpaper, interiors, sculpture, fashion. Kate is well-known for combining historical decorative motifs and contemporary materials such as polyurethane in the creation of her 3-D objects and jewellery.
Her investigations into the changing nature and perception of de...
Deer Vase, with plinths (2) and base, polyurethane / acrylic / wood / metal, made by Kate Rohde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2016
Multi-coloured polyurethane vase with accompanying gold mirrored plinth and blue floor base. The vase has deers standing amongst flowers and vines protruding from its body, two birds as the handles and horns at its top. Each horn has a bird sitting on it. There is a gold plinth for the vase to sit on and a blue floor base.
A second gold plinth was commissioned by the Museum to house a projector whilst the vase is on display.