© 2020 by Caroline Rust. 

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Series Descriptor: The Three Laces

Represented in numerous Great Masters’ works, like Botticelli, Raphael, Rubens to name a few, the Three Graces were mythological goddesses, daughters of Zeus; Aglaia (Brightness), Euphrosyne (Joyfulness), and Thalia (Bloom) – used to denote the personification of charm, beauty, and creativity. As feminine symbols, The Three Graces have inspired this series of.abstracted, sketch-like works of art that employ fabric remnants artist Caroline Rust has thoughtfully extracted from garments in her wardrobe and vintage collection. In this series Rust lightheartedly, blends her love of textiles, the joy she finds in tactile experiences, with painting to facilitate the observation of clothing features like lace edging, seams, straps, zippers, buttons, and other fasteners. Their smallness and familiarity make them seductive to the artist.

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