The focus of my practice is to create visual narratives of time and memory. I work in series and each series leads to the next, answering different questions regarding the structures and perceptions of time and memory.

My paintings most often are composed of many smaller paintings. The parts together, each distinct, form a whole. I am interested in the way in which the separate paintings relate one to the other. The images’ meanings shift and change when placed in conversation with each other. I change the scale and depth of individual elements to create shallow 3-dimensional paintings.

I find color intriguing in its range of expressiveness, tonality, and ability to engage. I work using a primary palette of reds, blues, yellows, and whites. I mix the colors that you see in my work. My painting process balances between chance and my intention. Depending on the series, I use a variety of tools, brushes, rollers, string, cloth, paper towels, almost anything at hand in the process of applying paint to a surface.

In my studio, there are two concurrent series: “Painting Time” and “Place”. Both series are emerging after COVID in different ways.

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© Carol Ladewig. FolioLink © Kodexio ™ 2023
© Carol Ladewig. FolioLink © Kodexio ™ 2023