MY PIECES ARE CONSTRUCTED with the same painstaking process as corals use to build their reefs, adding one small stitch at a time until the surface is completely covered. I emulate the forms, colors and textures of marine life as I remember them from brief glimpses I experience while diving. I often use humorous vehicles to investigate serious matters. Coral reefs are a visual symbol of time and evolution. They are the largest structures ever built on the planet and some of the oldest, growing at a rate of 1/2" per year. Yet in places they extend upwards of 1000 miles. They mimic our own life cycles, growing, aging, procreating and dying. Like humans, they are continually evolving and become more interesting with time. I am humbled to see such a complete community of marine life existing in this secret world, and to recognize that it exists totally independent from my own world.
I invite you to view more of my fiber work in my online gallery.
Carol Warner | firstname.lastname@example.org | Minneapolis, MN | 612.823.5088