Clocks/clock hands: Time is bizarre. It isn’t really tangible. Yet time is always there, we all use it, need it, and it constantly dictates our lives. Time can move so incredibly fast (Time flies when you are having fun. It’s completely cliché, but true.) In turn, time can feel as if it is lingering on infinitely. Time feels endless when you’re lonely.
It feels slightly surreal when you think about the concept of time and the intricate role it plays in our lives. I suppose that always remains in the back of my head with a lot of my work; especially that our time on this planet is really so minuscule in the grand scheme of things, not to mention that time can be cut unexpectedly short at any second.
We had better run!
Life through rose-colored glasses, 12in x 12in mixed media collage, 2014
no. 139 Don’t panic
Detail image 3
And I’m lower now, and lower still. And you did always say that one day I would suffer, did always say that people get their pay. You did always say that I was going places, and that you wouldn’t have it any other way. -Laura Marling
Disruption, 12in x 12in mixed media collage on canvas, 2013
no. 3: At home
no 5: Who will be your accomplice tonight?
Trapped in Memory, 12in x 12in collage on burlap, 2013
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Chronos, 12in x 24in mixed media collage on canvas, 2013
Carly Swenson is an intuitive painter originally from northern Montana. She spent more than a decade working primarily as a mixed media artist before shifting to acrylics. Swenson received a BFA in Visual Arts with an Art History Minor from Bemidji State University. During and after university, she traveled and lived abroad, this included studying in China, traveling throughout Europe and living both in England and the Azores.Swenson’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and internationally. Her freelance writing and mixed media journals have been published in nationally distributed art magazines. She has facilitated art workshops for various age groups. Swenson’s work is also included in the permanent art collections of Angra do Heroismo Museum and Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN). Currently, she lives in St. Paul, MN with a smart little dog and a weird little cat. They’re nice.
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