CARRIE FRADKIN – ARTIST STATEMENT
I have to create or I go crazy. That is the simplest explanation for what I do and why I do it.
I make art about color and the emotional response to color — how it effects the viewer and the artist. My work is based on my reaction to the natural environment I encounter through my experiences. I see many design (color, line, shape, form, space, balance, imbalance …) relationships and try and express them through different mediums: pastel and acrylic painting, mosaic, encaustic, sculpture and mixed media.
With global warming changing everything and making many things temporary I now want to preserve what I see and feel through art. I am acutely aware of the impermanence of our environment and how this is impacting us.