Apache Plume series - Green
DESCRIPTIONThe Apache Plume, although it can appear to look delicate, is a very rugged desert plant that can thrive even under extreme hardships. The feathery looking seeds depicted here are only about 1/2 inch long. To me it is a metaphor for growth, renewal and hope.
AUTHORSanta Fe artist Carol Horigan has been passionate about art her entire life. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in art, for many years she was a Professor of Visual Arts teaching various studio art and art history courses.
Many experiences have broadened her personal aesthetic and fueled her passion for art. She worked on an archaeological dig in Belize; she took college students to Kenya, to Cambridge University, England, and to Mexico’s Yucatan. She studied batik in Java, weaving in Guatemala, and Mesoamerican art history at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico. She has taken sabbaticals in Italy and San Miguel de Allende, Mx. She was awarded a Fulbright Hayes fellowship to Argentina and another to India, a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study Mayan art throughout Mesoamerica, and an Educational Leadership grant from the National Education Association for service learning work performed in Quintana Roo, Mx. Personal travel and humanitarian work have taken her to places with rich artistic traditions as diverse as Tibet, UAE, Morocco, Fiji, Turkey, Indonesia, Peru and Egypt to name a few.
Her work is inspired by her surroundings while traveling as well as her deeply rooted knowledge of art history. Her work is in numerous public and private collections. She is doing what she loves most as a full-time artist specializing in contemporary photography for collectors, designers, and individuals with rocking taste.