The cyclical layering and removal in Carroll's making results into abstract works with remnants of objects and hints of memories. Line, gesture and colour are added and hidden. Nothing is certain in the shifting compositions. Carroll embraces the chaos of uncertainity and its creative possiblilties for form and meaning. Absence and presence coexist, an in this ambiguous tension the works shifts between nostalgia and longing to pragmatic optimism. By examining humanity's place in relations to nature through humour and absurdity, Carroll playfully undoes the past to find meaning in the future. 


Written by curator Lucy Stranger

Orange Regional Gallery

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