Photo: Caroline Watson in Bristol, South West

Caroline Watson


My work explores ways in which we interact imaginatively with the world, it's impetus coming from dreams, childhood, memories and the unconscious mind. At the root of my painting is a fascination with the human condition and underlying my practise is a deeper enquiry into the mysterious and attractive quality of the uncanny  I aim to obtain a psychological balance between the light and dark elements and to question accepted ideals of beauty.

My recent paintings use the world of the puppet as a microcosm of our own, the colourful characters expressing both the best and worst of our natures. I have become increasingly interested in portraying psychological spaces, using dream logic and creating sets where the puppets can engage. In this way, I have naturally branched out into three dimensions and my recent work includes simple puppets and booth type constructions. I am currently combining these mediums more fully, creating mixed media constructions and photographic tableau. 

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Location Bristol, South West
Activities Practice-based research
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
Tags memory, puppets, dreams, imagination, folklore, childhood, theatre, psychological space, states of being, uncanny

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