On Friday, November 18 the Gallery at Equinox Village, Manchester Center VT hosted an opening of Pat Musick’s artwork. Included were three groups of works from the 1990’s.
Twenty small works on paper, entitled Fossils, from 1998 were inspired by walks she took along the Kings River in Arkansas. Musick would stop and pick up a beach stone and almost any one at random would contain a fossil dating 350 million years ago. “It is humbling to hold 350 million years in your hand”, Musick says.
Also seen were two sculptures from her “Gods and Goddesses”series. Made of shaped canvas, painted with acrylic and containing wood, stone and steel, from 1996, they reflect the artist’s interest in the myths of ancient cultures.
The third series is the “Epilogue”, 1992, represented in this exhibit by a wall sculpture and four large drawings that tell of the aftermath of an environmental disaster such as a fire or hurricane. A year after such an event, Musick watched new growth emerge from the forest floor, more beautiful than what existed before.
Pat is excited for an opportunity to have the community see “where she comes from” artistically and to know a part of her past. More of her work can be seen at CAMUS Incorporated, Fine Art in Sunderland, VT by appointment. 802-362-4273.