“What Makes Us – Direction, Earth Time”
My piece for the Airborne Art project is titled ‘What Makes Us – Direction, Earth Time’. This series of three separate but cohesive pieces reflects the ingredients that make us who we are. Would we be the same in a different time? What role does our biology and the earth around us play in developing our personalities, futures, aspirations, and dreams? What motivates us, what drives us? What would happen if we were in a location? Who would we be? Who will we be?
Direction, Earth, Time; these are the things that make us (or possibly break us).
Carol Stocki (b. 1982, Winnipeg, Canada) is predominately a painter, working with oils, acrylic, and mixed media.
I am a self-taught artist that started nurturing my style while living abroad, I am ever-evolving, much in the same way as my pieces do. Often starting with just one small idea, each painting seems to take on a life of its own as soon as the brush hits the canvas.
I am inspired most my travel and the world around me, life’s great contrasts, and dark humor. My work finds the darkness in beauty and the humor in that darkness. Something that has influenced both my life and art is the strong female role model, and women’s issues, this is evident in many of my pieces.
My work has been featured in magazines, on websites, and can also be found in many private collections and Canadian galleries.
Airborne Art 2017
Back in 2014, our storage areas were bursting at the seams with surplus airplane parts. We asked the art community to bring new life to some unique pieces of “canvas.” A piece of scrap metal, loop antennas, pieces of exhaust—the vintage aircraft parts became one-of-a-kind art.
The finished pieces were donated back to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada for charitable fundraising.
Our first Airborne Art Project was so successful we invited artists to collaborate with us again. We’re very excited that the pieces are now starting to be unveiled and returned to us here at the museum.
This is our third year of the program and we couldn’t be more excited. The level of participation and quality of the art is amazing and gives the museum a unique fundraising opportunity that no other organization has.
The art is displayed in the museum and auctioned at our Out of the Blue Gala on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
For more information, or if you are an artist and would like to participate next year, please contact:
- Amelia Marshall, Museum Special Projects Administrator