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As I walk around the world, I am compelled to pick up objects or photograph subjects that catch my attention, especially eroded or decaying surfaces, abandoned spaces and natural forms. No matter what medium I am working in most of my imagery involves layering. I often combine photography, collage, drawing and painting in my art practice. Aspects of nature, cycles of life, vintage papers and photographs are starting points for my compositions even if they are abstract or three-dimensional. I choose to add paint, encaustic wax or cold wax to pieces depending on the amount of layering, transparency or surface texture needed to achieve the emotional impact that I am looking for.
Passionate about teaching and making art for over 25 years, I have taught workshops for the Kansas City Art Institute Continuing Education, the Nelson Atkins Museum, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, the New Mexico Art League and various art centers. My art can be seen at the Encaustic Art Institute in Cerrillos, NM, the New Mexico Art League, Unrepentant Artist in Fairplay, CO and on Instagram at #carolynberryart.