My art is a reflection of the tensions that exist between man and the natural environment. It addresses the havoc that mankind has done to the natural world and the devastation that the natural world has wreaked upon mankind. I search for ways to create harmony and reconciliation of this situation both in the media and the content. Stone and wood speak for the physical world while rusted steel addresses human abuse of the environment. Tree sections make nests for wild turkey eggs…a place of shelter and harmony. Through my work these conditions come together in a conversation of peace and spiritual quiet. In today’s world so many of us cry out for such a healing.
Pat Musick has been a professional artist for forty-five years. Her work consists of both large and small-scale sculpture and two-dimensional art using natural media such as wood, stone, paper, beeswax. She is concerned with the fragile nature of our environment and the human/nature relationship responsible for its survival. She attended the University of Southern California on an art scholarship and received an MA and PhD from Cornell University. Pat taught at the university level for twenty-five years, lectured across the United States and appeared in many television interviews. Her work is in over fifty museums and public spaces in the United States. Musick has written four books on art, one of which was co-authored by her husband, Jerry Carr. A documentary of the life of Pat and her husband, a retired astronaut and her collaborator, will be released in the Fall of 2017. The working title is The Artist and the Astronaut. Her archives are housed in the Cornell University Kroch Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts.