CaroDunn

ARTIST STATEMENT

In Plain Sight

Art. In plain sight everywhere I look. I can spend hours in one spot, finding little works of art hidden in the pattern of a storm grate. Or an air vent in the sidewalk, the cracked veins in a stone slab, rusty bolts and hinges on a door frame. The swirls of color as paint peels from stucco, revealing earlier versions of itself. A brick weeping pigments of minerals, salts, lichen. A board weathered by salt air, water, rusted nails.


And ordinary things, oh I find them so far from ordinary. An old medicine bottle, label faded and yellowed. Scraps of paper, handwritten love notes, or maybe just a grocery list, a ledger, things to do. An assemblage of oil cans, begging to be thunked. A carpenter’s ruler, numbers worn, hinges reluctant to open. Fishing lures. Broken floor tiles. Dilapidated barns ready to tumble. A piano left outside in the elements, wires and hammers silenced.


They all find their way into my artwork. I have saved them from oblivion. Passing moments preserved.
 

An artist friend once told me that I was embracing the Japanese concept of “wabi-sabi.” I had to look it up. ‘Wabi’ expresses simplicity, impermanence, flaws, and imperfection. ‘Sabi’ displays
and expresses the effect that time has on a substance or any object. Together ‘wabi-sabi’ embraces the idea of aesthetic appreciation of aging, flaws, and the beauty of the effects of time and imperfections.* Yep, that’s me.


I hope you can find the beauty in these images that I found. And just maybe the next time you look around, you too will find art in plain sight.

Enjoy!


Note: All of the photographs can be created in different sizes. They can be purchased framed or unframed, but the prices listed do include frames. All sizes listed are image sizes unless it says
“framed,” in which case the size listed is the framed size. Please contact me if you have any questions at all. I am disappointed that my in-person exhibit had to be canceled due to Covid. Call me to arrange a non-contact purchase of any item, which will also help to support the Norwich Arts Center. 860-303-3197.

 

*Definition is taken from Kyoto-ryokan-sakura.com

In Plain Sight

Norwich Times article In the Galleries: Dunn’s art in plain sight   by Glenn Cheney

URBAN DISCOVERIES 1

PHILADELPHIA

Unaltered Photo

8"x 8"

$150 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

URBAN DISCOVERIES 2

PHILADELPHIA

Unaltered Photo

9"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

URBAN DISCOVERIES 3

PHILADELPHIA

Unaltered Photo

9"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

URBAN DISCOVERIES 4

PHILADELPHIA

Unaltered Photo

9"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

URBAN DISCOVERIES 5

PHILADELPHIA

Unaltered Photo

9"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

URBAN DISCOVERIES 6

PHILADELPHIA

Unaltered Photo

8"x 8"

$150 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

URBAN DISCOVERIES 7

PHILADELPHIA

Unaltered Photo

8"x 8"

$150 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

URBAN DISCOVERIES 8

PHILADELPHIA

Unaltered Photo

7"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

OBIDOS, PORTUGAL

Altered Photo

8"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

BLUES TO RUST, PORTUGAL

Unaltered Photo

8"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

OCHRES, PORTUGAL

Unaltered Photo

8"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

OCHRES & CHARCOALS, PORTUGAL

Unaltered Photo

8"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

PORTUGAL PINKS

Unaltered Photo

8"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

AUSTRALIAN PINKS 1

Unaltered Photo

8"x 8"

$150 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

AUSTRALIAN PINKS 2

Unaltered Photo

8"x 8"

$150 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

AUSTRALIAN PINKS 3

Unaltered Photo

8"x 8"

$150 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

AUSTRALIAN PINKS 4

Unaltered Photo

8"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

CORNERED  – AUSTRALIA

Unaltered Photo

8"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

MYSTIC RIVER RR BRIDGE

Altered Photo

9"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

PILING NOANK

Altered Photo

9"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

WEATHERED 1 MYSTIC RIVER

Altered Photo

9"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

WEATHERED 2 MYSTIC RIVER

Altered Photo

9"x 12"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

APOTHECARY 

Assemblage

6"x 6"  Cradleboard

$165 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

HOOK, LINE, NO SINKER

Assemblage

9"x 9" Shadowbox 

$250 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

LOVE LETTERS & LEDGERS

Assemblage

16"x 20" Shadowbox 

$325 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

THE SPACE BETWEEN

Assemblage

12"x 12" Shadowbox 

$325 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

UP IN THE ATTIC

Assemblage

15" Long  x 4" Deep 

$350 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

BOUND

Altered Photo

12"x 9"

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

BEST FRIENDS

Unaltered Photo

8"x 12" 

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

KRISTEN'S TUMBLE #5

Altered Photo on Aluminum

15"x 20" 

$275 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

FULL MOON AT THE LAKE HOUSE

Altered Photo 

12"x 12" 

$225 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

SANDPIPER SCURRY

Altered Photo 

12"x 8" 

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

LURE #5

Etching 

Framed size: 7"x 8" 

$125 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

YUCA (Front & Back)

Etchings, many colors

Framed size: 7"x 11" 

$175 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

TACKLE BOX

Unaltered Photos 

Framed size:29"x11" 

$325 

Call Carol: 860-303-3197 to arrange for safe purchase.

See you on Broadway.

CONTACT US

62 Broadway 

Norwich, CT 06360

Tel: 860.887.2789

administration@norwicharts.org

GALLERY HOURS

Thursday — Saturday

 12pm to 4pm

Or by appointment

 

© 2020 by Norwich Arts Center. 

  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon