It is with a heavy heart that I report the loss of a dear Critter- Carolyn Zick. She was with us only a short time- but touched us deeply with her thoughtful and compassionate insights. She was a talented artist and blogger- I recommend her blog Dangerous Chunky! She exhibited three small paintings in the Intimacies exhibition, which are included in the catalog
(pg 88-89). For the Monday group that she was a part of- she was thrilled with our monthly shout-outs, and expressed how much she loved the group and the Lab.
Hold your dear ones close, life is precious and often too short. Art is a space of empathy, where we hold difficulty and beauty in equal measure. Let us consider the ways our work can make a difference - whether small or large.
A Joyous Goodbye to you Carolyn.
On November 2nd, 2022, Carolyn Zick passed away at her home in New London, CT, after undergoing treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer for the past year. She was a renowned art blogger, who created the seminal Art Blog Dangerous Chunky, which can be found on her own art website CarolynZick.com. She was a gifted artist and writer, who also had interests in knitting and fashion design. Her gardens were another place of creativity and refuge for many years.
The most important thing to note about Carolyn was the abundance of friendships that she made during her life. She was funny, talented, generous and kind. The kind of a friend that most people wished they could be. She will be greatly missed by everyone. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to you local Hospice Care provider or these two organizations that Carolyn was involved in:
Carolyn Zick -in her words
I’m an artist interested in capturing moments linked to my own
experience through drawings, paintings, printmaking, and small
sculptures. Mark-making and exploring color remain formal concerns and a
starting point, but my main goal is narration. The telling of a story, a
poem, an experience. There are themes that return to again and again in
my head: an obsession with unidentifiable birds, places of the heart,
the continuum of grief and that feeling of inadequacy found while being
Writing is an essential part of my practice, and I’ve maintained a long
running blog and studio notebook since 2001 titled dangerouschunky
(http://dangerouschunky.net) that focuses on art and art making. It
originated in NYC, followed me to Seattle and now documents life in my
new hometown of New London, CT.
I hold an MFA from The State University of New York at Albany and have
exhibited in spaces across the country.