March 2004: Carole Turner sculptures
Carole Turner' sculptures take inspiration from Cyladic sculpture, in particular, the "Keros Hoard", the armless, faceless figurines found on the Island of Keros, each seeming to have been deliberately broken as if during some unspecified ritual. Her torsos are created in varying degrees of abstraction, allowing for more expression and tension, while keeping the simplicity of it' form and features. Working from small models, the figures are sculpted in a clay-like cement over a foam and metal armature or are cast in solid cement, pigmented and patined. Cement offers modeling and textural possibilities, as well as the property of permanence. Turner refers to the medium as modern stone, a fitting tribute to the timeless figures from the past.