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First Form

2016 Birdbrain, Calder & Lawson Gallery, Waikato University, Hamilton, NZ.

Curatorial Statement

by Sybille Schlumbom

‘Carole’s inquisitive mind captures universal principles and reduces them to the very specific, closer and closer, until she has subtracted and abstracted the very essence of the object in question...The First Form drawings, created with oil and acrylic on canvas, are a documentation of the smallest forms found in plants from various places. Simple, serene and peaceful, the pieces seem to float on the wall...Presented in the form of a periodic system, the sets turn into a universal language relating to a particular place and time.’


Note by the artist

First Form has been shown in varied formats at:

  • Bird Brain, Dislocation is a Place, 2016, Calder and Lawson Gallery, The University of Waikato, New Zealand.

  • North Sydney Art Prize, 2013, Coal Loader, Waverton, NSW.

  • Phytomorphs, 2013, Sitzler Gallery, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT.

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