Carol Eckert - Karrajong Trees
Carol Eckert is a contemporary artist widely recognized as an innovator in the fiber field. She studied the ancient technique of coiling, a process linked to Native American traditions of basketry and various functional crafts. She has experimented with ways to use these processes to create sculptural forms out of cotton thread. Eckert explores the iconography of animals in art history through mythology from a variety of cultures. Her unique coiled sculptures of animals are non-functional and metaphorical, inspired by ceremonial vessels, as well as other historical objects and images.
She has 20 artworks in RAM’s permanent collection, where she was featured in a focus exhibition in 2010. Eckert also has works in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art’s Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC; Mint Museum of Craft and Design, North Carolina; and the Denver Art Museum.
Karrajong Trees was recently featured in the Silver Jubilee Exhibition at The Textile Center in Minneapolis. Four charming standing storks hold a golden chain in their beaks as they support the white-colored bowl adorned with green leaves on the top of a gray base.
This piece has been generously donated by the artist to support exhibition and education programs at RAM.
Cotton and wire
7 x 6 inches
RAM MEMBER PRICE: $600 - no discount