I create fine art as a means to explore my interest in many subjects, implementing skills learned building theatrical scenery and from studio practice. My work is driven by a wide-ranging curiosity and a desire to make objects that explore interesting concepts whether societal, scientific, or philosophical. The intersection between lived experience and phenomena out of control of the individual is a concept that runs through my body of work regardless of media or style.
Art communicates through many channels. Allowing the concept of a piece to choose and shape the media in the service of an idea allows a freedom that cannot be achieved if few options are available to the artist. Media chosen for a particular piece has a fundamental feeling and meaning, acting as a baseline that supports the concept through the fabrication process and ultimately the finished piece.
“Carolyn Enz Hack’s powerful mixed media paintings also document a Vermont whose fortunes have ebbed and flowed through time.” Sheryl Trainor Art New England Sept/Oct 2016