Carol Kroll

  • Media:
    Two- and Three-dimensional contemporary fine art gourd/mixed media sculptural and functional art
  • Website:
  • Phone :
    919-742-4440
  • Address:
    123 Beech Forest Way ,Pittsboro 27312
  • Email:
    kroll.ctinsky@gmail.com



The trajectory of my work as a professional mixed media sculptor was through gardening. My work literally and figuratively began as a seed. In 2006, following a nearly three decade long career as a textile designer, I moved to rural NC where I planted a large garden. Serendipitously, I sowed the seeds that would guide my artistic voice.
A deeply felt connection to the natural world compels me to create art using a material of nature: the humble, yet dynamic gourd. My creative process is an intimate journey with nature that spans many seasons; from planting to harvest and a year long curing process, to conceptualizing and putting pencil to gourd, to making the first cut and finally to sealing the finished sculpted, carved and painted  piece with a protective coating.
Living in nature, I find inspiration all around me. I am fascinated by natures’ recurrent fractal patterns; the repetition of color, texture and form, from the micro to the macro. I see this as a reflection of our inherent interconnection with all of life. My work celebrates the beauty and wonder of natures’ design and honors her resilience as well as her fragility.

 

 

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