Artist Statement

Cara’s sculptures begin as a complex vocabulary of clay parts that are molded from a variety of everyday objects like balloons, balls and simple plastic toys. Cara works intuitively to assemble sculptures together, allowing each one to establish its own voice. The rounded and bulbous clay parts become playful arrangements of contrast. The sculptures are familiar yet unknown, human and beastly, erotic and innocent. Simple surface finishes, smooth texture and muted colors are utilized to amplify form. The sculptures are intended to be ambiguous in nature, inviting viewers to form new associations and dialogue. 

About Cara

Pronouns: she/her

Location: Whidbey Island Washington

Whidbey Clay Center

Cara is the owner of Whidbey Clay Center in Freeland, WA.  

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