Carol Newborg

  • Forbidden Entry
  • Muro para recuerdos, Chaffey College
  • Collaboration, w/inmate collages
  • Anant- Paper Mache, mixed media
  • Anant-detail, SFMOMA Artists Gallery
  • Rainfall, de Young; Paper Mache, beeswax, copper wire
  • Cosmos, de Young; Paper Mache, mixed media
  • Cosmos-detail, de Young
  • Copper leaves installation
  • Findings- Mixed Media

I have created large-scale installations using natural materials for several decades. The installations are often inspired by aspects of nature in their overall concept and through the use of hundreds of hand-made multiples, no two of which are identical.

Recent installations of my paper mache and beeswax ‘drops’ have focused on some of the different forms water takes, from rain to waterfall to mist. Another series of wall-based installations used hundreds of small paper mache pieces based on pods, cocoons and other forms found in nature. My work creates the possibility of focusing on natural elements in a meditative way; this idea was fundamental to an earlier series of “Sanctuary” installations.

I am also involved in art programs with California prisoners. For many years, I worked with Arts-in-Corrections, which was perhaps the world’s largest institutional art program; I now work with the William James Foundation. I believe that art should be accessible to all, and that it can help people to create change in their lives, thereby helping all of us.

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    • 688 14th St.
    • Oakland CA 94612

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