Detroit Metro Times

Detroit Metro Times

By Liz DiDonna

December 22nd, 1999

Reminiscent of a soft dream, quietly disturbing and gracefully elusive, while desperately emerging from tranquility: such is the work of sculptor Carrie Seid in the current exhibition at the Sybaris Gallery in Royal Oak. Using copper, wood and silk, Seid produces dormant organisms with wicked spines jutting through a delicate blanket, something deriving from the earth struggling to break into the outside world. Seid says she “attempts to strike emotional resonance,” and “mark moments of transition, clarity, and resolution” through visual media. With an intense curiosity about these mysterious things, we wish it were possible to touch them, to glide a finger along the taut fibers and feel the cool copper underneath. Yet we should be wary to continue, for touching might prove dangerous and awaken what lies below. It’s far better to be patient and closely observe what proceeds.