My work explores the internal landscape of spirit. Meditative pencil drawings explore the natural objects that fascinate me: shells, bones, fossils, bare trees and roots…the architecture of nature. These explorations form my personal constellation of image and meaning, and my work spins off from here, becoming richer with time and repetition. The work invites the viewer into connection with spirit. Intimate and meditative, it creates a sacred space for contemplation.
I have always believed in the healing nature of art, weaving creative expression into the fabric of my life. That belief has transformed into a deep knowing that art heals. The process of creation heals me, and I send that healing out into the world with my art. Using a mixture of photography, photos of my mixed media art, and digital tools, I am exploring the sense of abandonment and invisibility that is my family legacy and cultural legacy, that children (women) should be seen and not heard.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Carol L.(Upton) Myers was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She graduated from the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing in 1970 and moved to Ann Arbor Mi. for her first job. While in Ann Arbor she earned her BFA with a printmaking major from the University of Michigan in 1976. Myers has maintained an active art practice since graduation, including teaching at the Indianapolis Art Center and serving as a Docent at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She also curated the gallery at the Cultural Complex at the Indianapolis Art Center and the StutzArtSpace gallery for the Stutz Artist’s Association. She has shown in many national and regional shows, solo shows, and has participated in several cooperative galleries.
Myers has prints in several museum collections and a large quilt “Women, Why do you Weep” displayed in the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. Myers was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission in 2000 and served on their grant review panel in 2001. Since 2012 she has maintained a full-time studio practice in Southwest Michigan and an active exhibition schedule as well as teaching in person classes at the South Haven Center for Art and in her studio. Currently she is a member of the Surface Design Association, the Berrien Artist Guild, FUSEDChicago, Woman Made Gallery, the Women’s Caucus for Art, and the Mid America Print Council.
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