I belong to an artist group called "To Expand". It was started by Mary Williams, a wood worker who wanted to find artists working in different mediums to show at the Madden Museum in Colorado. I was one of the lucky artists she chose to represent fiber. The other 3 artists are Victoria Eubanks (encaustic), Janice McDonald (collage) and Ken Elliott (oil and pastels).
We have been invited to show at the Art Gym from June 3 through July 3, Opening reception is June 23 from 5-8pm. Hope to see you there!
Given that this is an election year, I decided to showcase my Conversations piece for 1968. That was an amazing year, full of hope (passage of the Civil Rights Act) and despair (the murders of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.) It was the beginning of the Woman's Liberation movement and we elected Richard Nixon to run our country. It has taken us 48 years of hard work to finally have a chance to have a woman President of our country. I'm finding that my art is taking on a more political voice in the past year as I continue to explore how history continues to repeat itself and we seem powerless to prevent wars, famines, natural and man-made disasters while our scientists continue to find new ways to extend lives through the miracles of modern medicine. To me, seeing evil and good existing side by side is puzzling.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a fiber artist and love color and texture!