I recently had one of the best mail days. I received a special package from Anne Carnevale of Carnevale Clay. Anne is an artist out of Denver, Colorado. I have followed her work for a good, long while. I wanted to share a bit of her work and pass along her artist statement. I am sharing her words verbatim. I do this because Anne is artful. Just like her sculpture, her belief in her work speaks to me. I'm darn serious when I say that her words are like song lyrics. She talks about uniqueness and the imperfect line. She is one of those folks that has mastered the art of recognizing raw truth in simplicity. Her words have stayed with me like a song.
"as an artist i believe an object tells a story.
my work is functional, inspired by objects that have been present throughout history- a cup, a plate, a spoon, a water jug... timeless, clean and simple.
i love to coil build, feeling the form and allowing each vessel to tell me what it wants to be. the uniqueness and the simplicity of hand building stand out artistically in a world that is striving towards mathematical perfection- where the human imprint of the creative moment is hidden or lost. like hundertwasser said, “straight lines are godless”.
the imperfect line & the off-centered object is the art." Anne Carnevale
I love my spoons.
Visit Anne's website here.