caroline dear - enclosed
‘Enclosed’ explores ways we perceive the environment around us. With a minimal veil of structure formed using willow our feeling of the space within the wood is transformed. We become conscious of a within and a without and the boundaries of this particular physical space can be defined. In making this defined enclosure the wood can now be viewed differently.
Thoughts around the idea of sanctuary, secluding from the outside world, and of perspective and framing ones viewpoint lie within this piece.
What makes us enclosed, our minds or the physical reality?
How are our boundaries framed by tradition, by culture?
Caroline likes to make structures with natural materials such as willow, moss and heather, which use the material to its structural limits in order to create the largest sculptural forms whilst using the minimum amount of material.
Caroline Dear graduated in architecture in 1986 and worked both as an architect and a landscape architect. She has lived and worked on the Isle of Skye since then. She exhibits regularly both in Scotland and abroad. Commissions include site specific work for HIE and the Woodland Trust; exhibitions include creating one off pieces for 6 cities, Eden Court, An Tuireann and awards have included SAC research and development grant and Hi-arts grants. Most recently she has been an invited artist at Saari Manor in Finland exploring environmental art issues.