demoiselles, caroline wright
Providence, Paris and Austin, Texas-- hmm, Caroline Wright seems to spend her life in some of my favorite places. And, when she left Providence for Paris her intent was to focus on fashion design, but she ended up living with a group of artists from all over the world (as part of an arts collective project) in an abandoned state building in Belleville.
Okay, that sounds like WAY too much fun. How utterly cool. Am officially wishing I had done that when I left college. Oh well . . .
But it is this wild, collaborative approach to her life and her art that draws me in. Caroline's layered, drippy acrylics and inks on all sorts of surfaces including rice paper, paper bags, fabric and, of course, canvas-- have the organic, textured appeal that I love.
Her work actually extends even further than 2-dimensional medium, however. Caroline regularly collaborates with musicians, dancers, filmmakers to explore the crossover and connections between these different art forms. And, as she writes in her bio, "she uses painting to slow down and connect to the rhythm underlying life."
Slowing down, connecting to underlying rhythms is exactly what we want to do next October in Italy and so we are thrilled Caroline will be with us to offer a beautiful class where she will share her creative process and the proven tricks she has developed to dissolve and or transform blocks that crop up along the way.
Where were you born?
What was your favorite dessert as a kid, and what is your favorite now?
What is the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon?
Who is a hero in your life?
What are three of your most favorite scents?
What song or Cd is currently getting alot of play time at your house?
What is something you are really good at?
Matching colors. Cooking with random ingredients. Climbing hills on my bike.
Thank you, Caroline! There won't be any shortage of hills in Italy, so let's see if we can't rent some bikes-- ciao bella!
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