Barbara Melnik Carson
Play and No Work
sculpted clay head, carved wooden arm, found object body
11 x 4 x 4 in.
I’m a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water.
Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I’ve always been an artist.
My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories, life experience and my own short poems.
Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
© Barbara Melnik Carson