A Small Gift
A Lagniappe is a small gift, or something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure. One does feel fortunate looking at Lynda Benglis’ Lagniappe series. Bright, beautiful, and totemic in nature, these works recall a variety of forms; from ancient Stargazer figures, to Mardi Gras decorations, and certainly, the female anatomy. Created in a series of twenty-six works, the combinations of cast paper, decoration and flounces make each one a unique and singular celebration of femininity.