About The Artist
Caprice Pierucci received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983 and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1989. She is a sculptor currently working mostly with wood. The work reflects her background in fibers. The forms are mostly linear and use progressive rhythm to create movement and shadow. Her most recent work deals with the idea of forms developing over time. The layers and undulating rhythms in the forms speak of mortality and the huge expanses of time that lead to one particular moment of beauty.Caprice has been in over ninety exhibitions and has won numerous awards. Her work is also included in some prestigious collections such as Westinghouse, Morgan Stanley and the Rockefeller collection.
My major influence in my work comes from my mother, Louise Pierucci Holeman. Louise was a pioneer, professional, fiber artist in the late sixties and seventies. Sinuous repetition of form, texture, progressive rhythms, and linear abstractions are the images I was surrounded by as a child. I am drawn to natural forms: earth erosion, calcite in cave formations, wind on desert sands. Detritus of man made objects are also appealing: such as old refrigerator grates, cracks, and scratches on metal or in cement, squashed recycled cardboard. Originally the wood was used as a support or armatures for my fibers and paper. Eventually the wood became the more expressive way to define to the images in my head.
My most recent work is about eternity and time. The undulating rhythms in the forms speak to me of our mortality and the huge expanses of time that lead to one particular moment of beauty. I want the work to be beautiful, but to also have a deeper underlying place to reflect.