Copyright 2014. Carolyn Berry Art. All Rights Reserved.
I was born and raised in Kansas but I have lived in many different places during my adult life. My job experience includes teaching art, college admissions work, corporate telecommunications and floral designing.
I have always been a collector of objects, artifacts, and remnants of materials. These things might stay in my studio for years before I find a "new life" for them.
The beauty and treachery of nature has become increasingly prominent in my work. Fragile flowers, thorns, pods, bones and even dead creatures are preserved so that I can give them more time in my art universe.
As I walk around the world, I am compelled to pick objects or photograph subjects that catch my attention. I am drawn to eroded or decaying surfaces, abandoned spaces and natural forms. Even as a child, I loved going into old buildings and looking at antiques imagining how many other lives lived in that place or touched the objects left behind. This interest has increased as I study my family genealogy.
Moving towards the end of my life, I look for answers mostly about living and dying from these sources and the ghosts of the past.