CROIX


FINE ART

WELCOME TO CROIX

FINE ART

The inspiration for Croix’s latest works comes from his recognition that in a seemingly chaotic universe, there is in fact order in everything in nature. There are patterns that keep repeating, and in his works, he creates repeating patterns, similar to those that can be seen in a chain of DNA or a crystalline structure. Nature creates patterns to protect us and we, as part of nature, create architectural structures, also to protect. Croix likens his creation of these structures to the formation of a nautilus shell, not to protect himself, rather to mimic crabs, snails and the like. Theoretically these patterns could repeat and stack out virtually endlessly.

“When I draw I like to take patterns and change them slightly as I go along, just as nature throws in something to change the mark ever so slightly. That’s evolution.” Croix also creates his patterns in a circular (or semi-circular) shape as he sees the patterns in nature creating around a single central point; radiating in all directions, like the waves in a magnetic field and the orbit of the earth, creating gravity. The same can be seen in the seemingly endless circular movement of the solar system, around the single central point where everything began. Croix sees his pieces as perhaps a metaphor for life, starting at a single point and continuing to build out from there …. always evolving.


EXPERIENCE

2003-07 New Mexico - Worked with artists Peter Joseph, Jeff Overlie, Rico Eastman, and Dana Chodzko who has continued to fulfill the role of mentor. He gained valuable experience working at the Shidoni Foundry in Santa Fe, and as an artist for the Kason Group in Tijeras, NM

2010/2012 Austin, Texas - Worked with well-known blacksmith and sculptor Lars Stanley (fabrication of sculptures, and architectural ornamental ironwork). He also worked for architect Mark Meyers, converting shipping containers into mobile restaurants. Croix gained valuable experience working for Nick Brumder, who studied under world renowned blacksmith Francis Whitaker.

EXHIBITS

2004/5 Santa Fe Center for Contemporary Arts
2006/7 Feral Art Tour, Santa Fe
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe (Young and Upcoming artists)
Barbara Bowles Gallery, Santa Fe
2011 multimedia show Illumin, Santa Fe

2010 Pump Project 2010, Austin
2010 Pump Project Satellite, Austin
2008/10/11 East Austin Studio Tour
2012 West Austin Studio Tour
2010/12 Austin Bergstrom Airport

AWARDS

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CONTACT


Santa Fe, NM

512-632-7644