Valley of Dry Bones
acrylic and collage assemblage on board with x-ray, book pages, wood and screws
Artist Statement: The body has the miraculous power to heal, whether it is tissue, muscle or bone that needs to mend. The text beneath the x-ray tells the story of the Valley of Dry Bones in the Biblical Book of Ezekiel; the breath of God restores life into the lifeless forms, a miracle that makes the dry bones dance. Pulsing with vibrant colors, the piece reminds me that our bodies must experience seasons of brokenness and ache alongside seasons of blossoming and healing.
bio: Caroline Coolidge Brown layers patterns, images, text and color in her artwork. For her, all materials are fair game as she combines monoprints, linoleum blocks, acrylic paints, chalk and found papers. Thanks to a 2015 grant from the Charlotte Arts and Science Council, she purchased her own press and is now exploring different types of printmaking, and the new possibilities for creative combinations.