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Samantha M. Eckert

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a condition of being
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a condition of being, 2015 Installation; 10 Towers (3'x7' 9' Tall) Built From Over 10,000 Burned/Distressed Popsicle Sticks, Hot Glue, Spray Paint, Graphite, 9 3'x10' Charcoal Drawings On Muslin, Work Lights, Black Extextension Cords, Cast Shadow. 15'x15'x18' D
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veil tower/s II, 2018 20'x20'20'
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veil tower/s II, 2018 20'x20'x20'
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veil tower/s, 2018 Scorched Popsicle Sticks, Hot Glue, Light And Cast Shadow Installation Room Size 10' W X15' L X 10' H
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Tower with Cerulean Sky, 2019 Scorched Popsicle Sticks, Thread, Hot Glue 40"Dx96" H
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Tower with Cerulean Sky, detail, 2019 Scorched Popsicle Sticks, Thread, Hot Glue 40"Dx96"H
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veil tower/s (daylight view), 2018
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Satellitare, 2018 Scorched Popsicle Sticks, Oil Paint, Horses, Cast Shadows 5w'x5l'x6'dx6'h
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Satellitare (detail), 2016 Scorched Popsicle Sticks, Oil Paint, Horses, Cast Shadows 5'x5'x6'x6'
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veil tower/s (detail), 2018
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a condition of being (detail), 2015
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a condition of being (detail), 2015
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a condition of being (installation detail) Mixed
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a condition of being (installation detail) Mixed
20180107220432-in_between2
In Between, 2017 Tree Trunk, Pantyhose, Beeswax, Pine Cones, Play Doh, Muslin, Video, Lampshade Frame, Light 5'dx10' Tall
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In Between, 2017 Tree Trunk, Pantyhose, Beeswax, Pine Cones, Muslin, Video, Play Doh, Lampshade Frame, Light 5'dx10' Tall
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Sudario di nubi e lettere (shroud of clouds and letters), 2016 Muslin, Crochet Thread, Shodow 4x8
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Sudario di nubi e lettere (shroud of clouds and letters), 2016 Muslin, Crochet Thread, Shadow, Blanket Stitch 4'x8'
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1000 Sorrows, 2015 Mixed 10'x10'x8'tall
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1000 Sorrows, 2015 Mixed 10'x10'x8'tall
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Boxer and Mollie (detail), 2014
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Boxer and Mollie (detail), 2014
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Double Safety, 2014
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Float, 2014
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Lott's Wife (detail), 2014
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Dearest Mixed 24"X60" Tall
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Dearest Mixed 24"X60" Tall
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Dearest (detail) © 2014
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Chloe, 2013 Chicken Wire, Plaster Wrap, Joint Compound, Plaster, Mirror Glass Shards, Birch Bark, Hinges, Clothes Line, Beeswax And Resin 60 X 18 X 18 Inches © yes
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Chloe, detail showing scale
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Chloe, 2013 Chicken Wire, Plaster Wrap, Birch Bark, Beeswax And Resin 1.5'x2'x5'long © yes
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adrift, 2015 Oil On Panel 20x20
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The beauty of dead things (aka winter blues), 6/2012 Oil And Encaustic On Board 24x24 © yes
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Long for, 2015 Oil On Board 20x20
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Inside out, 2015 Oil Paint And Collage 30x40
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Uprising, 2013 Oil Paint On Board 20x20
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Santa Trinita, 2013 Oil On Board 24x24
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How I met you, 6-7/2012 Oil And Encaustic On Board 24x24 © yes
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Living in the shadow of the Deathstar, 6/2012 Oil And Encaustic Painting On Board 24x24 © yes
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Thirsty (ode to a poet), 6/2012 Oil On Canvas Board 14"X22" © yes
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The Meeting Place, 2/2012 Oil On Canvas 24x36 © yes
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The Farmer, 2011 Oil Paint And Encaustic 18x24 © yes
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Samantha M. Eckert with Sofie!
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
NY
Lives in
VT/NM
Works in
VT/NM
Schools
The Studios at MASS MoCA, 2016, Artist in residence
Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2015, MFA in Visual Art
Vermont Studio Center, 2012, Artist residency
Vermont Studio Center, 2011, Artist residency
The Institute of American Indian Arts, 2011, Certification in Museum Studies
Anderson Ranch art center, 2010, Artist residency
Representing galleries
Tags
storytelling, mixed-media painting, magical realism, sculpture
Statement

A little bit about the work I make: I regularly return to building structures with scorched popsicle sticks and hot glue. The scorched popsicle stick is a material that is versatile, it's inherent nature enables affect in many forms. In addition to popsicle stick towers, I build objects which hang in space or mount on a wall. Objects which teeter somewhere between the real and the abstract, between memory and shadow. Ghostly structures made of chaos and order, welded together by webs of glue which capture a prey of light and imagination. In my mind the towers signify ruins of a city, or the bones of ancestors. My intention while making this work is to provide a suggestion of comfort and a shelter of impermanence, similar to a veil which reveals and conceals.

Artist Statement: My work continues to be inspired by work made by my late Italian/Middle Eastern mother and grandmother. Their handwork produced crocheted tablecloths and bedspreads, knitted sweaters and blankets. These objects they’ve created remain, long after they've departed. Their imaginations embedded into the fibers. Their work, treasures which have become to me heirloom, artifact, relic.  Like theirs, my hands also sew, paint, knit, and build structures. Hand work driven by muscle memory, their need to make passed on to mine.  I am interested in the space between real and abstract, between my memory and the residual memory from my ancestors. By exploring these shadows, a history that is both global and personal, a story emerges.

 

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