Artist Statement: “Like you, my heart catches in my throat when I encounter scenes of great natural beauty. It’s a feeling we’ve shared with our ancestors throughout the world and over the millennia. Artists have always created works celebrating the natural world. Artists have also created objects for utility, pleasure and symbolic meaning. My goal is to combine the beauty of the natural world with objects that serve.” – Carol Green
Maureen Lomasney – FUNERIA, LLC: “A consummate communicator in three-dimensional form, like the finest writers and musicians who choose their words and notes with care, Carol Green spends a great deal of time with botanical editing and selecting the natural elements in her work. The gnarled vines and richly textured roots that she finds and casts in bronze are lyrical–comfortably transitioning from the most traditional to ultra-modern home environments with grace and ease.
“In contrast to forged metal work, Carol’s choices are authentic to their natural origins. The forms that she creates, one by one on a spinning potter’s wheel, are exquisitely tactile. The shimmering mica flecks in gourd-inspired vessels are subtle reminders of the rich mineral earth just beneath our feet.
“While Carol’s style is one of elegant simplicity, the mindfulness and years of experience that she continually demonstrates emerge from understanding the joys we all share in observing natural beauty, balance and in finding surprises in the process. In cast bronze and clay, these are timeless objects for everyday pleasure that are as intriguing to use today as those that were crafted by the ancients. In its most serene expression, such work enjoys international appeal that will refresh our spirits wherever art and beauty are valued.”
Commissions and Selected Collections:
• The Palace Hotel, Beijing, China
• Allegheny Power, Hagerstown, PA
• Kaiser Permanente, Cleveland, OH
• Miami Valley Hospital South Campus, Centerville, OH
• Ohio Craft Museum, Metalsmithing-Ceramics
– Bachelor of Fine Art, School of The Art Institute of Chicago. 1987
– Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing, Cranbrook Academy of Art. 1989
– Master of Art in Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University. 1991