December 11, 2021
Originally trained as a painter, Carol Eckert worked in a variety of media, including ceramics and weaving, before discovering basketry. For the last 30 years, she has employed a simple basketry technique, coiling, to construct a myriad of forms, including staffs, books, processionals, and wall pieces, all focused on the complex interactions of humans with the natural world.
Eckert’s work has been exhibited extensively and is included in many public collections, including Museum of Arts and Design, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Racine Art Museum,WI; Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
In addition to her studio practice, Eckert works as an independent curator and maintains a blog focused on contemporary basketry. You can also see her work on Instagram at caroleckertart.
Guild Meeting/Program: Evolutions
Carol Eckert will discuss the development of her practice over the years, from small-scale vessel forms to large wall pieces and installations. The artist will provide a window into her creative process, tracing the themes of art history and mythology that infuse her work and detailing her use of coiled basketry techniques.
Date/Time: December 11, 2021 10:30 AM (following Guild meeting)
Location: Online (Zoom)