As a young child I remember spending lazy summer afternoons lounging on the grass of our ample suburban lawn staring at the sky through the filtered frame of the tallest trees and their wavering limbs. My body physiologically remembers the feeling of peace, quiet and total calm that it would bring me. The experience of sitting under the protective limbs of a mature tree and having my body ooze into relaxation and my mind calm and reflective is the feeling I aim to replicate in my work. I strive to instill moments of quiet, peace, joy, awe, wonderment and nostalgia in the viewer. Suspending reality and emptying minds from the never ending to do lists.
Carole is a native of New Jersey and received her B.F.A. from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and received her M.F.A. from University of South Florida in Tampa. Previously, she taught and directed the Foundations program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the School of Art and Design. She is currently teaching Sculpture, Senior Seminar and coordinating the Foundations program at Arcadia University and is the Chair of Department of Art and Design in Glenside, PA.
While residing in the Mid-west Carole had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, North Carolina, Indiana and Florida. Since relocating to the East Coast, she has had her work in regional exhibitions in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Philadelphia and elsewhere throughout the United States in South Carolina, Ohio and Washington. Her work is driven by intuitive process and play with various fiber and found materials primarily in warm tones. The precipitating work takes many forms including sculpture, painting and immersive installations.
Carole lives in Philadelphia with her husband, two children and their dog Happy Smile.