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Caroline Burton

New Zealand

Caroline Burton creates abstract contemporary artworks using the medium of felted wool and silk fibres, often with three-dimensional sculptural elements.
A relative newcomer to the world of art, Caroline originally gained her degree and worked as an engineer. Evidence of this previous training can be seen in some of her chosen subject matter: an obsession with geological forms and processes, for instance. Through diligent practice, Burton has found a passion for creating art that has totally enthralled her. The process of sculpting and painting with fibres fascinates her with every new artwork. There is an alchemy to the process of transforming wisps of fibre into something with form, structure and strength. As Caroline gains ever more control over her somewhat unorthodox medium, she is able to find freedom and a feeling of letting go. There is a sense of grasping the strands of her thoughts and the ideas that she wrestles with, to bind them together. Burton is then able to resolve and release these thoughts and ideas into her artwork. Caroline’s work can be found in private collections throughout New Zealand, where she has held several solo shows. Her works have also been selected for a range of juried and curated exhibitions.

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