Carol Eckert is a contemporary fiber artist who creates fantastic scenes with animals. Carolo Eckert was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Eckert uses coil and wire to create many of her animals. The artist is self taught. She finds ideas for her work from classic myths, legends, and stories. Some examples of themes include Adam and Eve, themes of good versus evil, and Peter and the Wolf.
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Two recurring animals that show up repeatedly in Eckert’s work are the wolf and the bird.
Eckert draws out her work entirely and figures out her color palette before she begins the coiled wire portion of creating her artwork. She uses a coiled wire technique that is also used by basket makers.
Works by Carol Eckert can be found in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Erie Art Museum in Pennsylvania, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
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What a unique and incredible style of art. If you get the chance to see Carol Eckert’s artwork in person don’t pass it up! In a very quiet museum her work seems to be alive. From a distance a viewer might think animals from a children’s book are fleeing!