Hope, from the Brooches in Boxes Series

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Metalwork and Mixed Media

Found Metal, papers, antique earring, copper, cedar souvenir box, watercolor sky, snail shell from my yard, wire, cotton crochet star, feathers from my chickens, smashed okra pod from my garden, abalone shell, blue glass, blue plastic aquarium plant. This has a companion piece called “Strength”.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.
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Watercolors and Metalwork

Friday,  October 5, 5-7pm

Another First Friday Art Show at Wired Coffehouse,

111 N W 4th Street, Downtown Evansville

Featuring: Watercolors and Metalwork

By Jane Case Vickers

Oct. 5th – 28

Stop in for refreshments and take a look at the art.

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Artist Statement

When I was a young art student working in the fibers department at Edwardsville, I felt what I created needed to be powerful, making a loud statement.  I would create large, museum sized pieces about important topics, striving to make my mark.  That was then.  Now, nearing 50, I just like to make things.

 

Two areas I enjoy working in are enamels and watercolors. In enameling -powdered glass enamels on are used with copper and steel. Heat of nearly 1500 degrees is used to melt the glass and adhere it to the metal.  In watercolor, I find the pigment, water and paper combine in interesting ways.  I have found the way I work in both processes there is a large amount of serendipity when you see how the elements come together.

 

I am fascinated by skies and plants and things I find.  The Creator’s variety and attention to detail deeply marvels me and I appreciate the way exploring new media has opened my eyes in new ways.  I hope you enjoy my art work.