Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
About Caroline M. Pyle
Each life has a story to tell. Painting has become the voice to share my story. The experience of a near fatal car accident seven years ago had a transforming effect on me. . “Art because it’s a creative thing, pulls something out of you that is really life-giving and life-promoting – and that’s moving to see at a time in your life when you are facing possible death." (Sawicki) Though I worked diligently in the field of public health prior to my accident, I now see clearly the connection between creativity and personal health. Consequently, I have cycled back to my artistic roots – embracing my passion for creativity in a more committed way. Using courage and determination as tools to pull myself through this catastrophic event, I now use painting as a positive vehicle for growth and development, while simultaneously communicating a sense of hope to the broader community.
My “Trail of Tears” collection (started in 2006) visually displays my progression of endurance through physical and emotional hardship resulting from trauma. In my“Never Ending Storm” collection (2008), my restorative journey continued to evolve. In 2009, my “Transformation” collection reveals a powerful breakthrough to the implementation of restoration and new growth. I have now arrived to a“Brighter Day” collection in 2011 – a triumph after such long periods of dark recovery. Just as personal transformation has taken place through my works, I believe my work can now become a voice of hope for broader audiences.
The process of creating has at its core, the use of vibrant color. For me, color represents life in its fullness, thus I use it liberally and intensely. In my experience, life is not a neat package of black and white – but filled with colorful moments that transform, alter and often forever change who we are. Consequently, vivid color combinations are the hallmark of my dramatic works. Texture also brings life to my works – depth is created by applying numerous layers of color and texture by using different mediums that differ in viscosity.
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