The artwork of M.C.CAROLYN includes a wide range of visual statements about the human condition. She began as the youngest person to be allowed into the nude model drawing classes at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Human forms took life in stone as she taught herself to carve. The continued correspondence between MCC and Isamu Noguchi supported her desire to create stone environments that pulled the viewer around and across her sculpture. Isamu Noguchi answered her question regarding her frustration about the smaller sizes of her sculpture. He...
All artwork by M.C. Carolyn BA Contemporary American sculptor
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'Woman Imprisoned (Carved Walnut female nude statue/sculpture)' by M.C. Carolyn
Description: This sculpture is created from a black walnut log harvested from the MCC studio property. The log was cured in the traditional technique by sealing the ends and then burying it in the earth for a few years. MCC has utilized every inch of this precious wood as she placed the Woman Imprisoned with her fingers pressing against each end and hair flowing in abundance. MCC has left the chisel marks that created her sculpture’s body and smoothed her hair. The visual effect is stunning and very unusual.
Size: 23 x 26 x 12 in (height x width x depth) It is a 0.8 times lifesize sculpture
Description: Colors and Textures created by polishing and leaving carving tool marks create this safe haven. Tensions occur as MCC carves figurative forms that are not symmetrical nor do they necessarily touch the ground. This increases tension as one of the Mother’s feet is carved just up a little. If the child had dived headfirst into Her arms/lap then She would possibly have ended been ended up on Her back. The title is reminiscent of a baseball player sliding into home plate…..Home Safe!”
Size: 9 x 20 x 9 in (height x width x depth) It is a figurine sculpture It is a statuette sculpture
'And Still A Woman - Breast Cancer Survivor, standing female sculpture' by M.C. Carolyn
Description: She is a Breast Cancer Survivor. She stands tall holding her head safely with her arms. M.C.CAROLYN has created this limestone sculpture in support of all victims of this disease. This limestone is a favorite of traditional carvers because of its soft flesh-like shadows and texture. She is placed on a white travertine base so that she stands tall to look in the viewer’s face.
Size: 5 x 1 x 1 ft (height x width x depth) It is a 0.8 times lifesize sculpture
Description: One photo of “Untitled, 19” shows her looking outward with one hand on her breast. The other photo of her back shows her other hand on her skirt. She wears a classically draped skirt. Who is this M.C.CAROLYN stone woman? Edipso Communications, Paris, France, purchased the one time use of these two photos of “Steatite Woman 19” for a major brochure for their customer, the Credit Foncier Banque, Paris, France. She appears as two women talking about the advantages of depositing in this bank. When asked about the title, MCC simply says that the steatite sculpture was completed on Jan. 9 … or 19. She needs no other title.
Size: 68.58 x 20.32 x 12.7 cm (height x width x depth)
'Grief (Carved stone Woman Bending Grieving Memorial statue/sculpture)' by M.C. Carolyn
Description: This unique piece of black steatite (soapstone) was chosen by M.C.CAROLYN for its amazing color and dense texture on a visit to the Virginia, USA, quarry. The sculptor has used many surface polishes/finishes that give the woman’s head/arm a soft polish and then changes into a high polish on her skirt. Carving tool marks are left for additional textures in her hair and rasp marks in her skirt. As with other sculpture, i.e. “The Thinker” by Rodin, edges have been meticulously given a high polish as if often touched by viewers. This sculpted woman has fallen downward and joins to create a new form similar to a tombstone.
Size: 55.8 x 27.94 x 17.78 cm (height x width x depth) It is a 0.3 times lifesize sculpture
Description: Carved Marble Abstract Contemporary Modern Life Size Female Woman statue sculpture for sale for Outside Outdoors in the Garden or Yard by the remarkable and tender Sculptress MC Carolyn who writes.... "A life size free standing woman bent over. She has her face hidden in her skirt. This San Florian Marble has many fossil seashells within it and is a beautiful fleshy pink color.
Size: 76.2 x 131.7 x 40.64 cm (height x width x depth) It is a lifesize sculpture
'Birth (Alabaster sculpture of Baby`s Head at Birth abstract statuette)' by M.C. Carolyn
Description: Alabaster Contemporary Abstract Portrait of a Baby`s Head at Birth sculpture carving statuette Bust for sale for Indoors Inside Interior Display by the perceptive Californian sculptress M.C. Carolyn who writes.... "First, the discovery of the form for a child’s head supported by a large hand. Then, colors became enhanced with the polish finish. What was at first a combined twosome became a much stronger and exciting statement of Birth as the color of birth emerged.
Size: 40.64 x 20.32 x 15.24 cm (height x width x depth) It is a lifesize sculpture
'Woman, C, 4, Joyous marble woman statue who looks editable' by M.C. Carolyn
Description: A contemporary female carved from Carrera statuario marble. MCCAROLYN has used oil paints to draw on the stone while it was carved. Colored lines reinforce the shapes of this woman. She has “ice cream breasts” with “red cherry” nipples. The Water of Life flows through her.
Size: 15 x 17 x 8 in (height x width x depth) It is a 0.8 times lifesize sculpture
"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful." Sir Roy Strong
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Dr Antonia Regojo, United Kingdom.