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Barbara Melnik Carson

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mixed-media, figurative, sculpture


I am an artist working to create art that starts a conversation. Primarily interested in making work that exists in all three dimensions, I weave a story to connect it to intangible signifiers in the viewer’s existence. My passion for creating began in childhood growing up in Southwest Detroit. With limited art resources, in my early work I improvised using objects found in my neighborhood.  Religious andethnic themes grow naturally from that past environment.  I’ve been an exhibiting artist since 2001. After a career working as an occupational therapist I continue to emerge as an artist. Working with intuitive and outsider artists during my career in mental health provided a creative surge. Today, my sculptural clay and mixed media works grow from personal insights linked to broader issues.

Recent Exhibits

Barbara Melnik Carson participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Shadows and Passages
River's Edge Gallery
Aug, 2014 A Matter of Taste
Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame
Aug, 2013 Free Range Women Artists
River's Edge Gallery
Apr, 2013 We Run With Wolves and Other Wild Things
River's Edge Gallery
Oct, 2012 Great Lakes Small Works
Riverside Arts Center
Aug, 2012 Contemporary Women Artists XVI: Longevity, an international biennial
Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA)
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