Allure

Allure

by Ruminate Magazine May 29, 2019

Carrie Dickason's visual art "Allure" appears in Issue No. 51: Consume.

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CARRIE DICKASON
ALLURE

My work is a meditation on consumerism, desire, and excess. It is a physical record of the material culture overloading an ever-crowded, overly manufactured world.

I’m driven by a curiosity about material culture, and an interest in systems of growth and decay that exist within Nature. The ephemeral qualities of the materials I use are a comment on the fragility and malleability of human lives and our environment. I’m interested in creating objects that seduce viewers through materiality and invite them to contemplate their ideas about consumption and disposal; nature and culture; attraction and repulsion.

Allure, 1998-2017 (ongoing). Knotted, discarded plastic packaging. Variable dimensions: 10 x 15 feet.

 

Allure, 1998-2017 (ongoing) (detail). Knotted, discarded plastic packaging. Variable dimensions: 10 x 15 feet.

 

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Carrie Dickason (MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art, BFA Indiana University, Bloomington) is a mixed-media artist whose experimental work is influenced by observations of nature, combined with interests in the constructed environment and consumer culture. Over a decade working in textile restoration informs her playful approach to materials and the cumulative development of site-specific installations and objects. Currently a Tulsa Artist Fellow, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is held in public and private collections. www.carriedickason.com

View and read the other art, stories, and poems from Ruminate's Issue 51: Consume.




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