Carole Edwards, Mocha Symphony, hydrocals, oil, copper, 48 x 20 x 25 cm, $2000
1. Tell us about the artwork you have in the VAM 2011 Juried Show.
I was inspired by the regal, yet down-to-earth demeanor of the model, and the strong geomentry of her features. Mocha Symphony took over forty hours to complete: from clay modelling and making a plaster mold, hollowing-out and reassembling the mold, to the casting and final finish.
2. How and when did you first become interested in creating art?
I have created visual art ever since I can remember; and was always encouraged by family and teachers.
3. What do you think of the art scene in Mississauga? Where do you see it heading in the next ten years?
I am impressed by the inclusiveness of Mississauga’s art scene, and the many venues that support the Arts through classes, artistic activities and shows. Over the next decade, I see Mississauga’s art scene as only getting better.
4. What advice would you give young people who want to become artists?
My advice to young people interested in creating art is to follow your bliss, never look back and never compare your work to that of others.
5. What do you have lined up after the VAM Juried Show? For people interested in finding more of your artwork, do you have a website, blog, Twitter account or gallery?
After the VAM 33 Juried Show I will continue creating sculptures and hoping to exhibit in other shows throughout the GTA. I am also working on my website, and once it is up, there will be a link on the general OSA website.
See Carole Edward’s Mocha Symphony at the Art Gallery of Mississauga in the VAM 33rd Annual Juried Show until February 26th.
Voting for People’s Choice Award ongoing until February 26th. Ballots available at Gallery reception.