CAROL TAO - THE ART OF PAPER
Carol Tao resides and works in
Carol, paper forming started very innocently with a purchase of an inexpensive
"how to" book on making recycled paper.
This was in 1992. As she
worked with pulp and paper, the process seduced her, and the results of the
experimentation are her paper sculptures. Her
sculptures are sold through contemporary and fine craft shows and galleries
since late 1996. Most of the
handmade paper is a blend of cotton linter and abaca that may be embellished
with other fiber scraps. Colored
paper is produced using commercial dyes or natural organic dyes prepared by the
artist. Formed paper sheets are made in small batches to meet specific texture,
color and weight needs of a sculptural design.
Carol is a minimalist and much of her work is white.
Color is used sparingly and only as a suggestion.
Many of the 3-dimensional forms cut deep shadows that slowly move with
the light and shadow changes of the day making the sculpture almost kinetic, and
in Carol's eyes the white on white is very elegant.
her work is reflective and quiet. The
elegance is in its simplicity.
Carol Tao’s art pieces are shown through select shows in galleries and
fine craft shows. Please look into
her posted schedule on her website. Her
artworks are available also by appointment throughout the year, and you may
reach her at (408) 732-4068 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commissions are welcomed.