Tarleton State University senior Caitlin Moyer grew up in Dublin and her love of constructing things has blossomed into unique string art that is now on display at the Stephenville Public Library as an exhibit through the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council.
Moyer takes pallets, stains them, hammers nails to shape a subject and then wraps colorful string around the nails, bringing the work to life.
“It takes a whole day just to do one,” Moyer said. “I was raised on a dairy and I really like building things so that’s why I like string art. I started last summer. I didn’t have any classes so I wanted to keep busy and started string art.”
Moyer works part time at the CTFAC as an administrative assistant and said Executive Director Julie Crouch Smith chose her after seeing her work.
“It’s really exciting. I didn’t think I would ever have the chance to have my own exhibit and I hope it goes well,” Moyer said. “There are four (pieces) on display, and only four because that’s how many I could fit. Two of them are three feet and two are a foot and a half.”
Moyer said all of her pieces are for sale.
“I have a Facebook page where I sell them too,” Moyer said.
Moyer is an animal lover and has practiced in the art of photography, sewing and crocheting. As a student at Tarleton, Moyer has judged dairy cows around the country as a member of the State Dairy Judging Team.
Smith said she’s excited to show off Moyer’s art.
“Her projects are in high demand and we are so lucky to have her on display for January and February,” Smith said. “Caitlin is an outstanding member of the CTFAC team, she graduated from Dublin High School in 2015 and expects to graduate from TSU in May 2018.”
Moyer plans to continue school to get a masters degree in business administration.
More of her work can be found on her Facebook page, “Creations by Caitlin.”