Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Printmaker and mixed media artist Carol L. Myers joins the 2020 Mistletoe Market Virtual Artist & Artisan Gallery with spiritual and healing artwork, which is important to her always, and especially during the pandemic.
Healing is part of Carol's spiritual DNA. From the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing to her first job as an RN in Ann Arbor, Michigan—where she was inspired to follow her creative and artistic instincts—Carol moved on to a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Michigan, and has since combined art, teaching, nursing, marriage, and family to satisfy her nurturing and healing nature.
Carol works from her home studio on Paw Paw Lake in Watervliet, Michigan, and her public studio at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph. Inspired by her lake walks and visits to Rocky Gap Park, her favorite beach, her art is inspired by nature and the “internal landscape of spirit . . . the architecture of nature.” Carol is a self-professed “magpie collector of stones and bones and other fascinating objects,” found on her forays into nature, and incorporates these found treasures into various mediums to follow her heart—and her art.
For this year’s Mistletoe Market, Carol has created digital art, small encaustic works, mixed media angels, and small accordion Pencil Prayer Books. Her angels are made from cardboard, encaustic wax, buttons, beads, and other found objects, and reflect her practice of totems and embodied spirits.
Carol’s Pencil Prayer Books are accordion books that fit in the palm of your hand. Each book is created with the intention of healing, and expresses her awe of the natural world and the web that connects us all. Each book becomes a conversation; each prayer connecting to the next to bring healing energy and transform the spirit into something tangible.
These artworks would make thoughtful gifts to help guide your family and friends through this very difficult time.
Pencil Prayer Book and an encaustic monotype entitled "Now"
Pencil Prayer Book
Visit the market to purchase Carol's art for someone on your gift list or to enjoy her special work in your own home.
Happy shopping and happy holidays!
The South Haven Center for the Arts thanks Carol for her contribution to the 2020 Mistletoe Market Virtual Artist & Artisan Gallery, and for helping the art center continue to further its mission of enriching our community through the arts.
The 2020 Mistletoe Market Artist & Artisan Gallery was made possible by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, and sponsored by South Haven’s Hardt Insurance and the Edward Jones Office of Paul Hix.