Exhibited and Published Artwork

Artwork and text copyright 2005-2010 Carolyn M. Brady

Five ATCs published in
1000 Artist Trading Cards

See more of my exhibited artwork on Flickr.


Interlocked Double Accordion Book The Binders Guild presents
Books Unbound

October 31-November 27, 2010
The Marian Gallery at
Mount Mary College
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

More images in my Flickr set.

It Was A Dark & Stormy Night
La Sirena
La Sirena
Maude Kerns Art Center
Eugene, Oregon

Dia de los Muertos exhibit
Oct. 19-Nov. 9, 2007

These are all approx. 5 x 7" art quilts made with hand-painted and commercial print cottons, fused raw-edge applique, free-motion stitching and wool yarn borders.

Long Lost Love
Long Lost Love
Chance Encounter
Chance Encounter

Artfully Artificial: Welcome to the Dollhouse
at the Bay View Book Arts Gallery
2693 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 10 - July 29, 2007
See photos of this exhibit at Flickr

Inexplicable Syncopation Inexplicable Syncopation

Assemblage with plastic "invisible man" anatomy figure; wooden tissue box cover; costume jewelry; rusty metal objects; plastic doll's eye; embossed wall paper; 1962 dictionary text; reproduction 1864 newspaper and acrylic paint.

Closer view of figure
Left side of box
Right side of box

That Time of the Month

Assemblage with doll parts; glass bottle; rusty nails, screws, staples and spring; and lead-free solder

She's Just Big Boned

She's Just Big-Boned!

Assemblage with rotisserie chicken bones; wire; glass beads; paper image and acrylic paint.

She's mentioned in the exhibit review at Susceptible to Images!

Serious Fun: Wits, Wags & Smart Alecks
at the Bay View Book Arts Gallery
March 25- April 22, 2007

Secret Lives Secret Lives

An altered children's board book.
See scans here.

Sunday Dinner - left side Sunday Dinner

Originally created for the March issue of Bad Influence with the theme "Sticks and Bones"

head-on view
view of other side

Artwork created for for Paint Luke Studio's exhibit Trading Pans for Paints
for Gallery Night and Day, Oct. 21-22, 2005

Blue Monday
Mixed media collage on canvas (14"x 11")

"Blue Monday" was laundry day, named for the blueing agent added to the water to counteract the yellowing of fabric by the soap. In the background of the picture is a copy of a ticket from the American Palace Steam Laundry, Buffalo, N. Y., dated 1907.
Afternoon Seance
Mixed media collage on canvas board (14" x 12")

The typewritten text on the frame is a quote from W.H. Auden's poem "As I Walked Out One Evening":

And the crack in the tea-cup opens
A lane to the land of the dead.
Celestial Spheres
Assemblage with found objects (9"x 7.5")

The cigar box, round kitchen trivet and wire were bought at rummage sales in Hustisford, Wis., and the rusty washers on the trivet were found on my sister's farm in Hustisford. The woman's face was heat-transfered to the wood from a photocopy of an 1880s cabinet card photograph from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Alternate title: Domestic Spheres
The Gatekeeper
Mixed media collage on canvasboard (16"x13")

Colored pencil portrait collaged over acrylic on canvas (10"x8")

I drew Ruby's head with colored pencils on watercolor paper and then cut it out and collaged it to the painted canvas. (But not before
using it to freak out Nuts, the black cat, who was convinced there was a strange cat in the house.)
Ruby, Queen of the Linen Closet
Acrylic on canvas (16"x20")

Hunting Season
Acrylic on canvas (20"x 16")

Nuts, the mighty huntress, isn't actually allowed outside without an escort, but this is how she sees herself in the Great Outdoors.
Eve's Enlightenment, or the Naga in Eden
Mixed media collage on canvasboard (12"x10")

In Eastern tradition, a naga (serpent) sheltered the Buddha while he meditated.

Alternate title: The Mismeasure of Eve
Sleight of Hand
Beeswax collage on canvasboard (10"x12")

The typed text reads "Nothing up my sleeve."

Alternate title: Smoke and Mirrors
He Suspected a Trick
Beeswax collage on canvasboard (9.5"x11.5")

The typed text reads "He suspected a trick of some sort."
Woman's Work
Beeswax collage on canvas (10"x8")

The image of the mother and ten children was copied from a cabinet card photo taken in Pittsburg, Kansas, in the early 1890s and labelled "Papa's sister Augusta and her family" and "married Zielke." In the 1900 federal census there is a widow named Augusta Ziehlk, age 48, living in Pittsburg, Kansas, who had given birth to ten children, all of whom were living, and eight of whom were still living at home with her (ages 8 to 22).
Mixed media collage on canvasboard (10"x8")

I Have A Garden of My Own
Photo collage and acrylic on canvasboard (10"x8")

The quote is from Andrew Marvell's poem "The Nymph Complaining for the Death of Her Fawn" and is probably taken completely out of context.

"Art in the Mail: Mail Art in Milwaukee"
at the
Bay View Book Arts Gallery
July-Sept 2005

The Time Traveller
Altered postcard (4"x6")
(Not for sale)

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