Eve's Daughters Carolyn Enz Hack mica, wire, copper, Swarovski crystal 31x15x15”

Eve’s Daughters

Eve’s Daughters mica, wire, copper, Swarovski crystal 31x15x15” I envisioned Eve’s Daughters on a walk in the country as taking shape from a constructed crystalline form. I had been working with mica for several years but not using it as a structural element to create volume. In this case the mica is slotted and fit together, and also sewn with silver wire. The planes of mica give the effect of seeing multiple planes at once in ever-changing density and translucency when viewed from different perspectives. Within the piece are small copper silhouettes of female figures that catch the eye when…

a History of Water

a History of Water oil on copper, metal, mica, Swarovski crystal 36×84″ The design of the piece has it’s roots in the river. The title is A History of Water. My inspiration is water from many viewpoints. The painted blue river in the piece is based on the topography of the Connecticut and Ompompanoosuc River confluence, but there are also references of a view into mountains that feed the river, the surface of a pond, clouds, droplets hanging, falling, and held in suspension, ripples, waves, and the abundance of life that springs from a body of water, it’s reflective quality…