FINDING MEANING THROUGH CREATION
Carmen hails from a line of strong women makers who have turned threads, yarn, beads, clay, metal and paint into art. Both her maternal great-grandmothers wove fabric and sewed. Her grandmother is a prolific crocheter who also dabbled in weaving, embroidery, and beadwork. Her mother is educated in fine art, used to be a professional designer and maker of children's clothing, and has recently returned to drawing, painting, and crocheting. Carmen studied arts and sciences throughout her undergraduate and graduate years. She has focused on sculpture, photography, literature, biology, and ecology—subjects that continue to influence her projects. Her current works explore metal, paper, and fiber. She is studying and experimenting techniques for creating multi-media tapestries, fabrics, paintings, and jewelry. She is deeply interested in the journey of creating and how ideas form and morph into a finished object.
Carmen accepts commission and is open to artistic collaborations.