AVA Studio Chat: Carol Krauss
This is our fifth visit in a series of AVA Studio Chats.
Carol Krauss is a fine art photographer and painter. She studied Black and White fine art photography at the New England School of Photography, Boston, MA. Recently, she has begun to branch out into working in mixed media. She started by combining her photography with encaustic– a way of painting using pigments mixed with hot wax. Carol then expanded into abstract painting using cold wax. Her work focuses on water and light, elements significant to her artistic practice and philosophy, also used to illustrate their ecological importance. Carol has rules of practice; a list of her core intentions, seven things that she intends to convey through her process. Along with her rules, is a reference sheet which displays an inventory of all the colors of paint and wax available. Carols work is emotive and evocative, memories to a specific time and place are often a source. When working abstractly, Carol tries pull key element of a particular topic, just enough and only what is essential; interpretation is left to the viewer to imagine. Carolkrauss.com