Assemblages

Circles

Paper Mache Assemblage
Approximately 8.5″ x 11″

Soul Bowls: The Spirit and Story of Memorabilia™

In the late 90’s, while preparing for a move from my home of 25 years to a small Manhattan apartment, I re-discovered an abundance of files that documented and illustrated my history. As I sorted through boxes of papers and files, there were many cards, diaries, photos and documents that stood out with ephemeral energy.

I decided to conserve and transform some of these papers, and embodied bits and pieces of material reminders and journal entries to create sculptured assemblages called Soul Bowls, also known as Story Bowls. Collages nestled within, each piece holds moments in time, both real and imagined, written and buried with secrets known to only the creator. They are often encrusted with natural and organic materials painted to look as if weathered.

Soul Bowls were created from 1995–1998, in a spontaneous and intuitive fashion experience. It was a wonderfully meditative, cathartic and creatively satisfying  process. Each unique vessel brings a sense of history to the bear on the present while projecting towards the future…not living in the past, but reviving it and reinventing a new physical reality,”

Soul Bowls

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Corporate Headquarters

Paper Mache Assemblage
Materials include: old resumes, job applications, contracts, pay stubs, business cards
Approximately 8.5″ x 11″

Circles

Paper Mache Assemblage
Materials include: calendars, grade school/high school/college memorabilia
Approximately 8.5″ x 11″

Good Riddance

Paper Mache Assemblage
Materials include: Legal bills, rejection letters, divorce papers, car payments, repair stubs and antique clock faces
Approximately 8.5″ x 11″

Captured Journeys

Captured Journeys series evolved to include travel maps, napkins, diary pages, plane tickets, local newspapers, and found materials.

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Utah

Paper Mache Assemblage
Approximately 8 1/2′ x 5″

Stone Cold Maine

Paper Mache Assemblage
Approximately 8.5″ x 11″

Paris

Paper Mache Assemblage
Approximately 8 1/2′ x 5″

Organic Matters

The Organic Matter Series was commissioned by Generation Investment Management LLP, who focus on key drivers of global change, including climate change and environmental degradation. Mr. Al Gore serves as chairman of the board.

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Fire and Ice

Hot Wax, Pulp, Paper Assemblage
Approximately 8″ x 12″

Bee Cause

Hot Wax, Pulp, Paper Assemblage
Approximately 8″ x 12″

Now and Then

Hot Wax, Pulp, Paper Assemblage
Approximately 8.5″ x 11″

The full collection can be seen at my studio. Please call or email for an appointment. I encourage you to contact me to learn how to create your own personalized Soul Bowl.

Telephone: 917-273-1167
Email: carolepeckharrison@gmail.com

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