Figurative sculptures of Carrianne Hendrickson.
I make work about human and animal nature. I gravitate towards figurative and animal imagery that has a dreamlike quality. I exhibit work locally and nationally. I generally make work under 28” in height as I prefer work that is easily transported, and displayed. I am very much influenced by contemporary figurative art. I force myself to work a certain number of hours per week on the actual hands-on creation of my pieces. I work weather I’m inspired or not. If I don’t have a particular idea, I work anyway and let the ideas come. I don’t believe that inspiration is the motivator of art; I believe hard work is. If you work hard enough, inspiration will come. I research galleries and am not afraid to contact them. The worst they can say is no. I also produce as much as I can. I try to find galleries in which my work would fit. Lately, I have been getting more and more invitations to be in shows all over the country. I find this really flattering and love this new avenue that seems to be opening up for me.
She lives in Buffalo, New York, and is represented by Del Mano Gallery in Los Angeles, California.