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Barbara Melnik Carson

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Red,White and Blue Legacy, 10/26/2011 Mixed Clay © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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Lost, 2/11/10 Sculpted Clay, Found Object © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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Praying for a Miracle, 11/01/2010 Mixed Media Clay Sculpture © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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Leave the Slippers, Take the Crown, 9/03/2010 Mixed Media Clay Sculpture/found Objects © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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Made In America, 2010 Artist Sculpted Clay Head and Found Objects © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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Taste of Summer, 2012 Clay Sculpture Mixed © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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Tony Turnaround Clay Sculpture Mixed © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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"All Ages", 2014 Clay and Mixed Media 12"x 5"x 3" © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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"Carousel of Time", 2014 Sculpture © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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"Blessings in Blue", 2014 Clay Sculpture © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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"This Used to Be My Playground, 2012 Mixed Media Clay Sculpture/found Objects © BarbaraMelnikCarson
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Pure Thinking, 2014 Clay Sculpture
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Clay Sculpture
Quick Facts
Tags
mixed-media, figurative, sculpture
Statement

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.