I got to talk to Carol L. Myers about her Pencil Prayers. We had a lovely conversation about her work. I know you’ll enjoying hearing from Carol about her pencil prayers–I still want/need to sit down and try this myself! You can read more about her story and her work in Issue 5 of the magazine!
Carol L. Myers is a Printmaker/Mixed Media Artist living in Southwest Michigan on Paw Paw Lake, 12 miles from Lake Michigan. In addition to her studio practice, she is active in the Women’s Caucus for Art, Surface Design Association, the Berrien Artists Guild, the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, and the South Haven Center for the arts.
Myers is a self professed magpie collector of stones, bones, rusty bits, and other fascinating natural and man-made objects found on walks around Paw Paw Lake and Lake Michigan. An intimate connection to the natural beauty of the area and the proximity to the lakes and waterways inspire her work. This inspiration finds form in the flow of pigmented beeswax images printed to paper, delicate drawings on paper, layers and textures of encaustic wax paintings, and the texture and mark of paint and stitch on fabric.
Her work explores the internal landscape of spirit. Meditative pencil drawings explore the natural objects that fascinate her: shells, bones, fossils, bare trees, and roots…the architecture of nature. Intimate and meditative, it creates a sacred space for contemplation and invites the viewer into connection with spirit.