A wonderful statement from an anonymous viewer of “A Place Where They Cried.”

Musick and Carr "A Place Where They Cried." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

” i also wanted to tell you that i finally made it to the grounds of crystal bridges to see the very moving sculpture made by your friends pat musick and jerry carr.  it was a bit stormy, but my granddaughter, casey, (home from yale for a few days) insisted that we go. we ran across the grounds in the light rain and  near-by lightning and stopped dead in our tracks when we saw it.  both of us stopped our laughing and stood totally silent.  wow!  i think that the dark clouds and storm added to the sobriety of the art.  we moved quietly around observing different views and finally, reluctantly, realized that we needed to run.  even my old body did its best to run.  of course, we laughed and laughed.  wonderful memories to share with casey. the art is called “a place where they cried” a tribute to the cherokee indians’ trail of tears


About Pat Musick

For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands to create artwork is a privilege and a joy. If the art has a sense of peace...a zen feeling, then I have succeeded in my desire to make work that is harmonious and whole. In order to achieve that goal, the art must be experienced. This website will provide that encounter and introduces you to my sculpture, paintings and drawings that span a forty year period. You will be able to see from whence I came, the changes over time and where I am going today. There has been much growth. I began as a painter and transitioned to wall sculpture, then free standing works. Over the years, I have retained my interest in two dimensions by making works on paper. The art moved from expressionistic to abstract to conceptual and has undergone a steady reduction to simpler elements and media. The materials I use are stone, steel, wood, canvas and kozo paper and beeswax. Stone, wood, and beeswax reflect the natural world and steel, canvas and paper, the human. My artistic goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment and the tensions we exert upon each other. I search for resolution and reconciliation. I find it in the process of rebirth and renewal. From the natural world process of regeneration, I have learned that from adversity comes the chance for new beginnings. I make both large and small, indoor and outdoor sculpture and works on paper. My work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces in the country. I have MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University and I am the author of four books. I am represented by MK Fine Arts, Andover, New Hampshire, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and in the Fall, 2011 The Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
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