Carol Carreno: Fragments of a Beautiful Journey

Through the Looking Glass, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 26 x 34 inches.

Carol Carreno: Fragments of a Beautiful Journey

Mar 3, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013


Carol Carreno described her metaphysical series as beginning with the furious sound of breaking glass. Razor sharp pieces of blue tumblers, brown and green beer bottles, orange candle holders, clear liquor bottles and jam jars, a red vase-useful vessels before now slammed and smashed-resulting in a repository of latent danger along with dazzling sparkle and amazing beauty.

These paintings exemplify the complexity of life's emotions. They also illustrate life's energy through the powerful impact as glass is shattered. After all, life is like a glass delicate, strong, perilous and scintillating sometimes able to be restored sometimes not but in the end different. Life continues, however, to be resplendent in its resilience.

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