Based in International Genre Visual Art

Carolyn Lawrence

My art is one of discovery; studying and surveying people around me. My indoor works consider, interpret, compare and frame ideas of individuality. This is achieved by teasing out notions of self via individual questionnaires.  I analyse this information and portray my interpretation of each sitter’s personal idiosyncrasies through works ranging from drawing, painting, bricolage, sculpture, video and installation.  This familiar form of practice was challenged when invited to take part in Curator, Kim Paten’s open air exhibition. I felt provoked to look inward. Instead of my interpretation of the perceptions of those around me, I questioned my own connection to the environment. How has my busy urban life distilled my connection to the wider environment?  I currently live and work in Auckland, New Zealand.

Carolyn Lawrence's Projects