Electronica: Making mechanisms that move, shine, and soothe
materials funded: motors, sensors, LED lights, hand tools
This work reflects a growing interest in movement, reflected light, and color. This series of work is made from miscellaneous, odd materials found in my studio. Through the addition of LED lighting and DC motors, I have attempted to make intimate, soothing environments with motion, cast shadow, and color. These pieces are ideally experienced in a dark space large enough to sit in, where one could comfortably spend some calming moments.
/// ABOUT THE ARTIST
Carrie Crane’s artistic practice fuses science and art to address issues of truth and ambiguity. Her work includes three-dimensional constructions resembling scientific instruments along with sketches, and paintings which imply maps or diagrams. Her current work links the three-dimensional, ambiguous instruments with two-dimensional, graphic works which suggests the measurement of thought to be un-quantifiable ideas emerging from emotions and memories.
Carrie has been making art since the 1990s. She lives and works in Boylston, Massachusetts. She earned an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design, as well as a BA in Geography from the University of Massachusetts. She has held residencies with the National Science Foundation Worcester Incubator, Clark University’s Physics Department, and Mass MoCA. Galleries, universities, and museums have shown Carrie’s work in eight states. This list of institutions includes the Fitchburg Art Museum, Platte Forum in Denver, Cambridge Art Association and Boston’s Copley Society.
Carrie has had numerous solo exhibitions and earned several awards for her work, including a Juror’s Prize at the 2017 ArtsWorcester Biennial. In 2018, she won first prize in the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 83rd Annual Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. Her work is held in private and institutional collections including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
found Plexiglas pieces, Lite Brite pegs, optical film, wire, MDF, wood, adhesive film, electric motor, wire, acrylic tubing, metal tape, LED lights, 12V power supply, paint, hot glue, acrylic medium, hardware, 14" x 14" x 14", 2023, $800
Orbiting Odds and Ends
12V DC motor, LED lights, paper, foil, optical film, acrylic, paint, MDF, 10" x 24" x 24", 2021/2023, $800
This work reflects a growing interest in movement, reflected light, and color. This series of works is made from miscellaneous, odd materials found in my studio. Adding LED lighting and DC motors I have attempted to make intimate, soothing environments with motion, cast shadow, and color. These pieces would ideally be experienced in a dark space large enough to sit in, where one could comfortably spend some calming moments.