Feather #11,883 by Miriam Carpenter

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Feather #11,883 by Miriam Carpenter
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Miriam Carpenter
New Hope, Pennsylvania

Feather #11,883
White oak, holly, graphite powder, whitewash, glass dome
7.25" x 5.75" x 5.75" (with dome)

Hand-carved white oak feather, burnished with graphite powder. Turned holly base, whitewashed.

Artist’s Note
“My current passion is fueled by exploring and exposing the complex pattern of the inherent architecture of a species within a simple pattern of a feather. Species like white oak with porous earlywood, tight growth rings and strong medullary rays provide the type of structure I have found to be most resilient. The dense medullary rays project radially through the rings, offering an ability to shape incredibly thin undulating forms that expose the delicate pores. The tight rings create a dramatic visual pattern and a challenge to carve sweeping lines through the varying densities.”

Artist's Statement
“Art shifts the way we move through the world and expands the way we perceive. It can be a powerful means of communication, and with the support of one another, we can move forward with integrity and relevance. The inclination to create art sets us apart from other living things on this earth. It is an active universal language that creates ties, discovers compatibility and allows us to realize connections. It is a way of actualizing our intentions and deepens our capacity to love.”

About Miriam Carpenter
Miriam Carpenter is an artist, researcher and designer based in New Hope, Pennsylvania. After graduating from RISD in 2006, she designed furniture alongside Mira Nakashima for seven years. In 2014, she was awarded the Windgate ITE Residency sponsored by the Center for Art in Wood together with four wood artists from Japan, Canada, West Ghana and the United States. The year following, she lived, worked, and studied with furniture makers, sculptors, scholars, and environmental stewards in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Miriam is currently living and working as Artist in Residence at the Antonin Raymond Estate in New Hope, PA. She is most passionate about exploring the potential in the environment around her and in working side-by-side with those filled with enthusiasm and creative spirit, to support a common endeavor.