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A Portrait of Myself Right Now
Mixed Medium on Wood
2006
The title says it all. Perhaps more insight to come as I mull this one over...all the characters are aspects of myself, except the doggie. Probably the "real" Caroline is the observant squirrel on the tree branch....
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Bridge
Mixed Medium on Wood
2006
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Herbivore
Mixed Medium on Wood
2006
This piece has a "sister piece", "Prologue". I was very pleased that they did find a home together!
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Prologue
Mixed Medium on Wood
2006
Visually, I made this piece as an accompaniment to "Herbivore". (I am happy that both "herbivore" and this piece were sold as a set).
There are similar themes happening albeit maybe only apparent to me. It's about mysterious possibility I think, a little story where the ending can change depending on the mood of the viewer in the moment. I love playing with opposites--a tree that's rooted but looks to the sky. A bird who could fly to somewhere else in this magical scene but looks longingly at the viewer and their world. Birds, eggs, trees, moons and the now infamous rabbit of mine that somehow escaped this rendering--are all powerful symbols for me--feminine, regenerative, growing and transforming. All of the characters here are aspects of myself attempting some sort of relationship/ confrontation/metamorphosis.
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Pondering Proposition
Mixed Medium on Wood
2006
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Hive
Mixed Medium on Wood
2007
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Psyche
Mixed medium on Wood
2006
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Pumpernickle
Mixed Medium on Wood
2007
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Pyuotol's Playcamp
Mixed Medium on Wood
2007
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Red Stockings
Mixed Medium on Wood
2006
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Stormy Delight/La Lune
Mixed Medium on Wood
2007
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Story
Mixed Medium on Wood
2005
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Swallows
Mixed Medium on Wood
2006
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Tickled Pink
Mixed Medium on Wood
2006
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Two Leaves
Mixed Medium on Wood
2007
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Gust (Untitled)
Mixed Medium on Wood
2012
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Vessel
Mixed Medium on Wood
2010
This is probably my current personal favourite piece of all time (!!). As the title implies, it plays with notions of the body as a container for the soul, and the fleeting yet cycular nature of such. My love of pun plays in here too--a vessel as a ship sails, a vessel as a container holds something, a vessel as a vein pumps--there is constant movement, but also a recycling.
Anyone who knows me personally probably already knows that I am an avid collector of old toys, especially old dolls. Toys are very special "vessels" and mediums for fantasy and therein lies their vast appeal to me, containing hopes, dreams, aspirations and the beauty of the childhood soul.
My favourite cat died while I was away from home with it, and this piece (depicting a cat's skeleton as well as the Egyptian cat headed goddess, Bast) is also in honour of my special friend. Cue Silver Mt Zion "He has left us alone" which I believe was written for the passing of a beloved pet....
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