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Joni Carr

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Turquoise Dreams, 2010 Mosaic Sculpture © Joni Carr Studio
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Western Bluebird, 2009 Mosaic Sculpture © Joni Carr Studio
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Smooth Moooves, 2010 Mosaic Sculpture © Joni Carr Studio
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Little Big Horn, 2009 Mosaic Sculpture © Joni Carr Studio
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American Beauty, 2009 Mosaic Sculptures © Joni Carr Studio
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Silverado, 2009 Mosaic Sculpture © Joni Carr Studio
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Savannah, Stripes & Stretch, 4/17/12 Sculpture 8"x 12"x 17" Each © yes
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Sheridan, Wyoming
Lives in
Colorado
Tags
glass traditional, Mosaics, cowboy, cowgirl, Western, Southwestern, cowboy hat, Saddle, women-artist mixed-media modern sculpture
Statement

 

Artist Joni Carr creates one-of-a-kind sculptures made from real, well worn cowboy hats, boots and saddles.  She turns discarded items into things of beauty.

"The boot is my canvas; the design comes from my love of the west, rodeos and the cowboys and cowgirls I have known.  From used tack sales, thrift stores, and estate sales, my materials range from belt buckles, buffalo head nickles, spurs, antlers and recycled glass."  Using semi-precious and precious stones, sterling silver, glass beads, fused glass, copper foil, stained glass, colored mirror and other found items, Joni's sculptures become truly unique creations.

"Each boot tells me a story.  When I see the wrinkles and worn hells, I wonder; who wore these, where they have traveled and where they will end up."