Click the image above to see a video of the artist’s talk given by Carolyn LaLiberte at SoLA Contemporary in Los Angeles.
INSTRUCTORS’ INSIGHT: Carolyn LaLiberte
Carolyn LaLiberte, feeling the overload of communication and chaos of our contemporary world, struggles to find a place of spiritual clarity. LaLiberte explores thoughts and feelings through her imagination, asking questions that she knows cannot be answered. In her installation, Travelers Bound for Future Lives, she has created an imaginary world of floating ceramic boats. The 102 boats loom above, hanging from the ceiling in a mass of repetition. Representing humanity, the boats are as individuals – all headed in the same direction. She questions how they are interconnected and although she has no clear answers, one thing she does know: We are all the same, human beings, who come into this world with nothing and leave with nothing.
Carolyn LaLiberte is a ceramic artist and instructor at PVAC. Her figurative work is at once soulful and whimsical. Animated animals and people interplay and join together creating a new world for us to enter. She received her BFA in Ceramics at California State Univerity Long Beach and exhibits throughout California.