Carole Clark

Artist Bio

These sculpture, vessels and jewelry represent a new direction for Carole. Her previous work was in the more familiar mediums of painting and collage.

These works have been exhibited in galleries and acquired by many private and public collections, including: Chase Manhattan Bank, Sony Corporation, International Paper, and Philip Morris.

The work evolved from her experiences searching for edible mushrooms in the woodlands near her  home. Walking in the woods and focused on nature’s extraordinary diversity, and simply enjoying the pleasure of the hunt, she discovered a great diversity of natural materials.

Tuned into the beauty in their form, color, line, and texture, she could not resist bringing them back to her studio. There, she carefully prepared and dried all the materials to make them maximally durable.

Though the medium is new for Carole, the process is similar to that of collage. Instead of choosing from papers or canvas she had previously painted or otherwise manipulated, she would now choose from an inspiring variety of exquisite natural elements.

Artist Statement

My use of green materials, sourced from nature, defines my work as eco friendly, sustainable art.

This environmentally sustainable practice of foraging natural elements is similar to that of collage in its process of selection and juxtaposition.

Each vessel begins with a supporting container whose shape is enhanced by the texture and patterning of the ground barks. The vessels are created in the round and have neither front nor back.

Though they can be used to hold dried flowers, I think they are best left empty to be appreciated as sculpture.

 

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