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Carolyn Sirois
Affiliation:; Alumni
Diploma;Fifth Year

2002
Upcoming exhibitions:  Blue/ Cambridge Art Association juror-- Sarah Montross

Personal website:   carolynsirois.com
 
Artist Statement
artist statement-- I make pieces with words, found text, layers of text. Traces of words come through the layers, traces of meaning. Meaning is found. Meaning is lost. Meaning is arbitrary. I play with words, language, text using a mix of materials and mediums. I’ve moved from small word bundles organized as a sort of archive, to altered newspaper stacks that become seats (in a circle to invite conversation) to works on paper and canvas using tape, found text, my writing, graphite, ink, and acrylic paint. Text wall sculptures, canvas strips with cut-outs and collaged text hanging or shaped into coils and small wooden panels with handwritten text in graphite are various iterations of text --present, absent, under erasure. In the past year I've moved to sculptural pieces-- stones shapes of mason cement and anchor cement with embedded text. My work is a response to ruins we experience both collectively and individually. Carolyn Sirois



Artwork submitted for the SMFA Art Sale

 

  think piece  (2019)
Wall Hanging - Mixed Media
Medium: kozo paper/found text/graphite/plaster on board  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 19 H: 10
Price:$350
 

  blue sometime  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: acrylic/ graphite on paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 30 H: 40
Price:$325
 

  sediments of blue  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: acrylic/ graphite on paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 30 H: 40
Price:$325
 

  read between the lines  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: acrylic/ graphite/tape on paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 28 H: 34
Price:$250
 

  palimpsest studies #4  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: graphite/ tea/ wax/ collaged text on kozo paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 35 H: 26
Price:$250
 

  blue chorus  (2019)
3-D - Sculpture
Medium: anchor cememt/ mason cement/ embedded text  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 10 H: 10 Depth: 9
Price:$650