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Artist Statement

I am a painter and mixed media artist interested in the process of art making as a primitive and visceral experience. I am inspired by the colors and textures of nature, early works of art and decoration, and the interaction between natural and man-made surfaces. Through texture, abstract form, and image, I explore and allude to the fundamental elements and mysteries of nature and existence. I create representational as well as abstract images- visualizing a particular form or motif, but allowing the creative process and chosen materials to dictate the end result.


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yurrabazo says: It was amazing to see Carla's work up close! Her fine arts education coupled with her restoration training really came through in her work, particularly in the texture and surfaces, which I found very interesting. I also enjoyed our conversation about natural and manmade surfaces, which informs most of her work.