Mary Carlson

1. I first met Harry at Brooke Alderson’s and Peter Schjeldahl’s 4th of July fireworks party in Bovina, NY. That was 8 or 9 years ago. Laura Newman introduced us.


2. I make sculpture. I often us references in my work – furniture, flowers, medieval or renaissance paintings of saints, the body, birds, snakes, us flag, demons. I tend to work in series. Whatever subject I’m working on I like there to be a hook in it for me. Something about that I love an/or am repelled by.

Right now looking at and using as a reference the left panel of Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch. I love the pink fountain and Adam and Eve and God and the vegetation and little snake and the calm.


- October 2013