Caprice Pierucci, Texas Sculpture Group Exhibit
From Austin, Texas
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.
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.