YOU ARE SAFE. YOU ARE HELD. THERE IS A NON-PHYSICAL LAYER OF FORCES SURROUNDING YOU.

 

THE UNIVERSE COMMUNICATES WITH YOU THROUGH PLANTS, ANIMALS, GEOMETRY, SYMMETRY AND LIGHT.

MEDITATION AND STILLNESS HELP YOU REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE. YOU ARE PURE FIRE.

CARRIE MAE ROSE

 

CARRIE MAE ROSE IS AN ARTIST, DESIGNER AND FUTURIST WHOSE RESEARCH OVERLAPS THE FIELDS OF FINE ART, FASHION, TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE AND MEDITATION. PULLING INSPIRATION FROM MODERN SCIENCE, SPIRITUAL WISDOM, AND ANCIENT ART PRACTICES, ROSE IS GIFTED AT COMBINING MATERIALS IN A NONTRADITIONAL WAY AND MARRYING THEM TO THE ENVIRONMENT THEY NATURALLY INHABIT. 

 

ROSE’S FIRST SERIOUS MATERIAL EXPLORATION WAS WHEN SHE WORKED WITH THE ARIZONA DESERT-GROWN AGAVE PLANT IN 2000. SHE USED THE AGAVE TO BUILD LARGE-SCALE INSTALLATIONS AS WELL AS WEARABLES AND WALL PIECES. THE AGAVE MAINTAINS A TENDER SWEET CENTER WITHIN ITS BEAUTIFUL AND RADIAL STRUCTURE OF BARBED AND POINTED STALKS THAT PROTECT IT FROM NECTAR AND WATER SEEKING ANIMALS. SHE FOUND AGAVE TO BE AN INCREDIBLE METAPHOR FOR HOW WE EACH NEED LOVE AND TOUCH YET ALSO RESPECT AND DIGNITY. AS A CHILD, ROSE LACKED THE ABILITY TO PROTECT HERSELF AND DID NOT LEARN HOW TO ALLOW OTHERS TO TREAT HER WITH REVERENCE. HER NECTAR, HER CENTER, CONTINUED TO BE HANDLED INDISCRIMINATELY. HER STRUGGLE TO STRIKE THIS DELICATE BALANCE OF VULNERABILITY AND SAFETY INSPIRED HER FIRST DECADE OF WORK WITH AGAVES.

PHYSICALLY MOVING OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AND INTO NYC, ROSE BEGAN BUILDING HER WEARABLE WEAPONS SERIES, BODY PIECES MADE FROM THOUSANDS OF TSA-CONFISCATED SCISSORS AND RECYCLED RAZOR BLADES. FROM 2011-2013, SHE WAS AWARDED A RESIDENCY AND A FELLOWSHIP WITH EYEBEAM, FUNDED BY THE MCARTHUR INNOVATION FUND GRANT. THIS IS WHEN SHE FIRST BEGAN BUILDING TECH EMBEDDED, EXPERIMENTAL 3D PRINTED GEOMETRIC SCULPTURES.

 

CURRENTLY UNDERWAY, ROSE IS BUILDING THE BODYCROWN PORTRAIT SERIES, 40 COMMISSIONED PORTRAITS OF WOMEN BUILT TO ILLUMINATE LAYERS OF THE UNSEEN AUREOLE AROUND THE BODY INSPIRED BY THE DEVOTIONAL DEITIES OF BUDDHIST AND TIBETAN THANGKA PAINTING, RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER’S PULSE PARK, AND ANA MENDIETA'S SILUETA SERIES. EACH BODYCROWN PORTRAIT EXPLORES TEXTURES, SHAPES, AND COLORS THAT RESONATE WITH EACH WOMAN'S SACRED ARCHETYPE. EACH PORTRAIT WILL BE 10 FEET HIGH AND 6-8 FEET WIDE. 

 

IN 2020, ROSE LAUNCHED LADY MAE LAB [LAMALA], AN EXPERIMENTAL ART HOUSE DEVOTED TO CREATING INNOVATIVE WORK AT THE CROSS SECTION OF ART MAKING AND SCIENCE. THROUGH LAMALA, ROSE HOPES TO DEVOTE HER LIFE’S WORK TO EXPLORING CONSCIOUSNESS AND HEALING WITH A TEAM OF CRAFTSPEOPLE AND SCIENTISTS. 

 

ROSE NOW SPENDS HER TIME BETWEEN NYC, UPSTATE NY, AND ARIZONA WHERE SHE BUILDS LARGE-SCALE AGAVE INSTALLATIONS AND RUNS LADY MAE LAB. THE LAMALA TEAM IS CURRENTLY RESEARCHING MATERIALS AND SENSORS THAT CAN BE USED TO SUPPORT OUR PHYSIOLOGY WHILE IN MEDITATIVE STATES. THEY ARE DEVELOPING NEW FILAMENTS FOR 3D PRINTERS THAT BRING POWER AND ILLUMINATION ON A MICRO-SCALE.

CARRIE MAE ROSE HOLDS A M.F.A. IN DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY FROM PARSONS, THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN AND A B.A. FROM PRESCOTT COLLEGE. SHE HAS GIVEN MANY TALKS AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AND SHOWN HER WORK IN NUMEROUS GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. HER ART IS COLLECTED WORLDWIDE.

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HYPERSYNCHRONICITY REST ON SUPERNATURAL STILLNESS.

© 2021 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CARRIE MAE ROSE

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