Recently the UALR faculty asked us to donate some work to raise money for the University. The Friends of the Arts 6x6x6 auction happened last night Oct. 13, 2011. I donated three works that I did some years ago while I was still experimenting with my medium. I only had the option of working in Metals when I was in high school, and at the Arkansas Arts Center, until the Applied Design program at UALR.
|The Friends of the Arts 6x6x6 Auction|
In preparation I decided to revisit 3 pieces that I have held onto for 10 years. I decided to donate these pieces because of my personal emotional attachment to them. They always felt special to me, for various reasons, and I found it fitting to donate them to the Friends of the Arts 6x6x6 Auction.
|4 of Cups Brooch before|
This piece I donated to the auction. I won second place in the 2011 Friends of the Arts 6x6x6 competition. I worked intuitively with this piece. I took the fortune cookie from that day, a seed pod I collected, and grabbed a Geisha playing card set I picked randomly. A few years later I found out I made a direct reference to the 4 of cups in tarot. It was fun to make. I utilized the collage, cold-connection process from a Thomas Mann workshop. In retrospect, it fit where I was at the time in my life. I felt like I was wandering, floating wherever life seemed to direct me.
|4 of Cups Brooch after|
I reworked the patina, brightened up the texture & decorative details, and mended the pod/boat form. To see more views of this piece visit: www.carriecrocker.com
I’ll show the other 2 pieces I donated later.