Exhibited and Published Artwork
Artwork and text copyright 2005-2010 Carolyn M. Brady
Five ATCs published in
1000 Artist Trading Cards
See more of my exhibited artwork on Flickr.
Binders Guild presents
31-November 27, 2010
More images in my Flickr set.
|Maude Kerns Art Center
Dia de los
These are all approx. 5 x 7" art quilts made with hand-painted and commercial print cottons, fused raw-edge applique, free-motion stitching and wool yarn borders.
Long Lost Love
Artificial: Welcome to the Dollhouse
at the Bay View Book Arts Gallery
2693 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 10 - July 29, 2007
See photos of this exhibit at Flickr
Assemblage with plastic "invisible man" anatomy figure; wooden tissue box cover; costume jewelry; rusty metal objects; plastic doll's eye; embossed wall paper; 1962 dictionary text; reproduction 1864 newspaper and acrylic paint.
|That Time of
Assemblage with doll parts; glass bottle; rusty nails, screws, staples and spring; and lead-free solder
|She's Just Big-Boned!
Assemblage with rotisserie chicken bones; wire; glass beads; paper image and acrylic paint.
She's mentioned in the exhibit review at Susceptible to Images!
Fun: Wits, Wags & Smart Alecks
at the Bay View Book Arts Gallery
March 25- April 22, 2007
children's board book.
Originally created for the March issue of Bad Influence with the theme "Sticks and Bones"
Artwork created for for Paint
Luke Studio's exhibit Trading Pans for Paints
for Gallery Night and Day, Oct. 21-22, 2005
Mixed media collage on canvas (14"x 11")
"Blue Monday" was laundry day, named for the blueing agent added to the water to counteract the yellowing of fabric by the soap. In the background of the picture is a copy of a ticket from the American Palace Steam Laundry, Buffalo, N. Y., dated 1907.
Mixed media collage on canvas board (14" x 12")
The typewritten text on the frame is a quote from W.H. Auden's poem "As I Walked Out One Evening":
And the crack in the tea-cup opens
A lane to the land of the dead.
Assemblage with found objects (9"x 7.5")
The cigar box, round kitchen trivet and wire were bought at rummage sales in Hustisford, Wis., and the rusty washers on the trivet were found on my sister's farm in Hustisford. The woman's face was heat-transfered to the wood from a photocopy of an 1880s cabinet card photograph from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Alternate title: Domestic Spheres
Mixed media collage on canvasboard (16"x13")
Colored pencil portrait collaged over acrylic on canvas (10"x8")
I drew Ruby's head with colored pencils on watercolor paper and then cut it out and collaged it to the painted canvas. (But not before using it to freak out Nuts, the black cat, who was convinced there was a strange cat in the house.)
|Ruby, Queen of the
Acrylic on canvas (16"x20")
Acrylic on canvas (20"x 16")
Nuts, the mighty huntress, isn't actually allowed outside without an escort, but this is how she sees herself in the Great Outdoors.
or the Naga in Eden
Mixed media collage on canvasboard (12"x10")
In Eastern tradition, a naga (serpent) sheltered the Buddha while he meditated.
Alternate title: The Mismeasure of Eve
|Sleight of Hand
Beeswax collage on canvasboard (10"x12")
The typed text reads "Nothing up my sleeve."
Alternate title: Smoke and Mirrors
|He Suspected a Trick
Beeswax collage on canvasboard (9.5"x11.5")
The typed text reads "He suspected a trick of some sort."
Beeswax collage on canvas (10"x8")
The image of the mother and ten children was copied from a cabinet card photo taken in Pittsburg, Kansas, in the early 1890s and labelled "Papa's sister Augusta and her family" and "married Zielke." In the 1900 federal census there is a widow named Augusta Ziehlk, age 48, living in Pittsburg, Kansas, who had given birth to ten children, all of whom were living, and eight of whom were still living at home with her (ages 8 to 22).
Mixed media collage on canvasboard (10"x8")
|I Have A Garden of
Photo collage and acrylic on canvasboard (10"x8")
The quote is from Andrew Marvell's poem "The Nymph Complaining for the Death of Her Fawn" and is probably taken completely out of context.
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