Jan R Carson
Sewing to investigate physical, mental, and emotional relationships
Jan R. Carson
My work is sewn in repetitive cycles of cutting and stitching, and without a plan for the final composition. This process mirrors my restless, inquisitive nature and desire to take risks. Through the actions of separation and connection inherent in sewing, I investigate physical, mental, and emotional relationships. These small works are studies made from remnants of larger pieces. Created in the spirit of experimentation, I also take care to find meaning and significance in each composition.
Jan R. Carson lives and works in Cincinnati (after twenty-five years in northern Colorado). She received her MFA in fibers from Colorado State University. Born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, her education also includes a Bachelor in Art and Bachelor of University Studies from Oklahoma State University, and a student printmaking internship through the OSU Art Department with Universal Limited Art Editions in New York.