February 17, 2020

Jan Carson

“My textile art is constructed from silk that is sliced and seamed in repetitive turns. This technique helps me to understand how things grow, function, and interact in nature. Sewing as a creative process allows me to easily break apart and reconfigure the work, emphasizing actions of separation and (re)connection while exploring concepts of singularity and wholeness.

My recent artwork considers these ideas in regard to the impact of climate change on our psyche. By placing my work on a light box substrate, I amplify its sewn, structural lines and suggest ideas about an omnipresent spiritual component of life.”

About Jan

Jan earned her MFA in fibers at Colorado State University. She has been designing and fabricating commissioned, site-specific artworks for corporations and public spaces for nearly fifteen years. Her aerial sculptures and textile artworks are in the collections of Kaiser Permanente, Centura Health, Park Nicollet, and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, among others.

As the artist-owner of Moon-Lily Mobiles, Inc. since 1999, Jan built a reputation for her production line of silk leaf mobiles both nationally and globally. Her site-specific installations, “Flowering Almond Tree Mobiles” and “Tree Mobiles in Four Seasons,” were both finalists in the 2013 Collaboration of Design + Art (CoDA) Award worldwide competition. Her textile artworks have earned Creative Innovation and Best of Show awards in Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado juried exhibitions. Most recently, she won the 2018 Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge (in conjunction with the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver) for her innovative pairing of textile art and LED light.

Born in Oklahoma, Jan now lives in northern Colorado. Her education includes a BA in Art and Bachelor of University Studies from Oklahoma State University, and a student printmaking internship with Universal Limited Art Editions in New York. Her studio is at Artworks Loveland, a collective work and gallery space for professional artists.

Moon Lily Mobiles, Inc is dba Jan R Carson Fine Art as of April 2019.
Photo: © 2019, The Morgan Adams Foundation, Let the Light in Studio

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