Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition
Part of Sculpture Forest Collection
This piece is a rendition of a female figure, a torso with arms outstretched as the woman turns to look back. My interest is in the fundamental gesture of the figure as I try to create a rhythmic flow through the form and capture a moment in time and the fullness of the female body.
Double Take is created with green Winterstone. Winterstone is a dry powder mix which, when mixed with water, produces a clay-like consistency. Initially, it can be modelled easily like clay. As it starts to harden it can be carved with soft carving tools. After 24 hours it can be carved with hard carving tools.
I feel I am working with energy, whether painting or sculpting. I am interested in the healing value of colour and the surprising beauty of the accidental mark, and intrigued by the very existence of our response to beauty.
Carolanne MacLean was born in Toronto in 1949. She is a graduate with honours of the Ontario College of Art in Fine Art and has a B.A. from the University of Toronto. Her large encaustic abstract works are a study in light, colour and texture, sometimes involving the figure, often nonrepresentational. Her City Souls paintings capture moments, passing expressions on the faces around us.
She pursues the beauty of the figure through a regular sculpture practice.