Caprice Pierucci, Texas Sculpture Group Exhibit

From Austin, Texas

Artist Statement:

My major influence in my work comes from my mother, Louise Pierucci

Holeman. Louise was pioneer professional fiber artist in the late sixties and

seventies. Sinuous repetition of form, texture, progressive rhythms, and

linear abstractions are the images I was surrounded by as a child. I am

drawn to natural forms: earth erosion, cal trite in cave formations, wind on

the desert sand. Detritus of man made objects are also appealing: such as old

refrigerator grates, cracks, and scratches on metal or in cement, squashed

recycled cardboard. Originally the wood was used as a support or armatures

for my fibers and paper. Eventually the wood became the more expressive

way to define to the images in my mind.

My most recent work is about eternity and time. The undulating rhythms in

the forms speak to me of our mortality, and the huge expanses of time that

lead to one particular moment of beauty. I want the work to be a sensual

experience, but to also have a deeper underlying place to reflect.

Artist Biography:

Caprice Pierucci received her BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and her MFA from

the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is best known for her wood wall relief

works that evoke ideas of skeletons, shells and landscapes. They are inspired by her fiber

and tapestry weaving background reflecting the linear repetitions of textiles. The forms

are mostly curvilinear and use progressive rhythms to create movement and shadow. Her

most recent work deals with the idea of natural forms developing over time. The layers

and undulating rhythms in the forms speak of our mortality and the huge expanses of

time that lead to one particular moment of beauty.

Caprice has been in over ninety exhibitions and has won numerous awards. Her work is

also included in some prestigious collections such as Westinghouse, Morgan Stanley and

the Rockefeller collection.