Carol Eckert


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    Carol Eckert
    The Second Battle

    Cotton, wire

    25" x 44" x 3"

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    Carol Eckert
    On the Nature of Beasts

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    14" x 36" x 3"

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    Carol Eckert
    Poem of the Antelope

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    15" x 17" x 2"

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    Carol Eckert
    The Wisdom of Swans

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    12" x 13" x 2"

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  • Eckert_RavenAddressestheAnimals.jpg
    Carol Eckert
    The Raven Addresses the Animals

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    14" x 50" x 2"

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    Carol Eckert
    Of the Flocks and Herds

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    11.5" x 15.5" x 5"

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    Carol Eckert
    Summer of the Vultures

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    3" deep x 12" diameter

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    Carol Eckert
    Processional Iguanas, detail

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    72" x 13" x 4"

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The Second Battle

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On the Nature of Beasts

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Poem of the Antelope

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The Wisdom of Swans

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The Raven Addresses the Animals

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Of the Flocks and Herds

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Summer of the Vultures

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Processional Iguanas, detail

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  • EckertC_OntheNatureofBeasts.jpg
  • Eckert_PoemoftheAntelope.jpg
  • Eckert_TheWisdomofSwans.jpg
  • Eckert_RavenAddressestheAnimals.jpg
  • Eckert_OftheFlocksandHerds.jpg
  • Eckert_SummeroftheVultures1.jpeg
  • Eckert_ProcessionalIguanas.jpg

Carol Eckert
The Second Battle

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Carol Eckert
On the Nature of Beasts

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Carol Eckert
Poem of the Antelope

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Carol Eckert
The Wisdom of Swans

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Carol Eckert
The Raven Addresses the Animals

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Carol Eckert
Of the Flocks and Herds

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Carol Eckert
Summer of the Vultures

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Carol Eckert
Processional Iguanas, detail

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Statement:

Each piece begins with symbols and stories — creation stories, legends of great floods, tales of quests and journeys, parables of good and evil.  I am intrigued that cultures from so many different times and places share related traditions. The universal nature of animal symbolism also appeals to me:  snakes as symbols of evil, storks or cranes as signs of good fortune. Mythology and art have been intertwined for as long as there have been humans on earth, and my work often makes references to art history.

Coiling is a technique so ancient that no one is exactly sure when it first began.  Though it is traditionally used to make vessels, I construct a myriad of coiled forms, including staffs, shrines and books.  My pieces are often complex, but the technique is simple, requiring only a threaded needle.

Selected Collections:

  • Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
  • Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Denver Art Museum, CO
  • de Young Museum/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
  • Erie Art Museum, PA
  • Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
  • Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Szombatheli Keptar, Szombathely, Hungary
  • US Embassy, Mbabane, Swaziland, Art in Embassies, US Department of State

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