Piece description from the artist
This image uses abstracted images of the two vintage sock dolls, a rabbit-like creature and a duck, that have become iconic in my series of paintings on wood panels and cut paper. In this painting, they are taking their chances in the moonlight out in a country setting. This idea of being upbeat while being willing to take a risk is a challenge that presents itself in life. While playful, this image has a serious note. Visually expressing the line between fun and serious is what much of my work tends to accomplish. I find satisfaction in capturing the edge where life frequently takes us. I created this painting while working in my summer studio in the North East Kingdom of Vermont, so the landscape setting is based on what I was experiencing at the time.
Carolyn Oberst originally pursued a career in NYC as a clothing designer and formed her own company specializing in women’s wear. She discovered a love of painting while creating her own fabrics using a brush with paints and dyes. This discovery inspired her to close her successful business in order to concentrate on fine art. She then studied painting and drawing at the Art Student’s League of NY and at the New York Studio School before setting up her own painting studio.
Carolyn's work has been shown in one person, two person and group shows in various galleries and venues in NYC and beyond. She has had solo exhibitions at the Willoughby Sharpe Gallery in NYC, the Margaret Bodell Gallery in NYC, and M55 Art in LIC, NY. Recent exhibitions include a major two-person show at the Vit Gallery in Seoul, S. Korea (2011).
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