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Archive for ‘May, 2012’

Seeking Reconciliation ⎥A Conversation with Artist Pat Musick

The Place Where They Cried

Pat Musick has been making art since she was four years old.  Today, her work, both sculptural and works on paper, is in the permanent collection of more than 50 museums and sculpture parks nationwide.

Through her work as both a painter and a sculptor, Pat seeks reconciliation between the forces that mankind exerts upon nature and the opposing forces that nature wields on our earth. Her art offers a message of harmony, balance, and peace.

Her most recent installation, The Place Where They Cried, at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, was created in partnership with her husband Jerry Carr, a former NASA astronaut and now Pat’s chief engineer and business manager.  The work is a tribute to the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek and Seminole people who traveled through Arkansas as part of the Trail of Tears forced migration in 1837-39.  It consists of a 65- foot-long formation of native stone monoliths. The form moves in a linear formation through the forest, down a stream bank, across the water and up the other side of the creek.

To listen to Pat’s recording, made on March 14, 2012 in Manchester Center, Vermont, click the links below:

01. Pat Musick_Intro to recording

02. Pat Musick_Learning to Make Art

03. Pat Musick_Education and Self Discovery

04. Pat Musick_Four Stages of Artistic Growth

05. Pat Musick_Moving South

06.Pat Musick_The move to Environmental Art

07. Pat Musick_The Place Where They Cried

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