Carol: I would either want to go see it, or I would have you send me images of it, because that’s what’s happened before, too, with public sculpture where you can’t travel there. So I have images of the placement, where the people want it. And then I would suggest which pieces of mine might be appropriate.
Carol: When I look at your work, and at the work of other sculptor friends who are on Facebook, I’m just amazed. I couldn’t, my mind works another way.
Angela: Yeah, you’re an additive sculptor. Carol: Right.
Angela: Where we’re reductive, it’s a completely different language, isn’t it?
Carol: It’s very different. I love the process of carving, and I started carving a figure in wood, and then abandoned it. But when I was in Spain I got to work in the workshop of a sculptor in Santiago. And he gave me a piece of stone, he gave me some hand tools and he said, “Go to work.” And so I did and I carved a face. But it was wonderful fun. I loved doing it.
Angela: So let’s see now, if I were going to buy a big piece of sculpture for my outdoor garden, what would I want to ask?
Carol: Well one of the questions that these folks that I’m doing a piece for up in Washington state want to know is how it’s going to survive the weather. My art
dealer, Kim, went up there and walked through their garden, looked at the spot where they thought they would like to have it, suggested how it should be fixed, how the base should be made, what they should do with landscaping around it.
Carol: Well, Loveland is filled with sculpture, but this one swath of park where the show is every summer has a lot of public sculpture. And each of the public sculpture has a neighbor taking care of, Russian sage, I think, they planted around my piece there. It just looks beautiful, because they’re two dancing figure that look like they’re dancing in this grass.
Angela: How lovely. And I bet the sage really offsets the color of your piece, too.
Carol: It’s beautiful. Yeah, it’s really sweet. The setting is important, because it’s interesting, the folks who came down, this is the same piece that, it’s at the Clinton Library. And the setting is quite nice, these two figures are dancing on a knoll on the walkway to the Clinton Library. And there was something that bothered them about that, because they couldn’t imagine such a thing in their garden. So I brought them in and got the image of the piece that I have with the Russian sage. And they went ah, that’s it.