If I could transport you into a special art viewing room, like maybe through the back of a wardrobe or something, so you could see artist Caroline Boykin's creations in person, I'd do it. It would only take a minute or so, because one, we don't want to mess up that whole space/time continuum, but mainly because the work would mesmerize you so quickly that you could scoot back through the wardrobe before it even swings shut. You'd go from wardrobe to laptop and be poised for her pop-up shop to open tomorrow at noon, so you could snag a piece of the glossy magic you got a glance of.
Here's the thing - her hand-cast porcelain flowers affixed on super-shiny resin canvases are so perfectly perched between girly and organic, and sweet but striking. The friction her work creates is powerful -- from a super-slick lacquery pool, these intricate and beautiful flowers emerge, and the combo is really special.
BLUE PLACE REMEMBERED 20" x 20"
LILAC MEMORY 12" x 12"
FERN MEMORY 12" x 12"
GREEN AND CREAM PIECE REMEMBERED 20" x 20"
CAROLINE IN HER STUDIO
The pop-up shop opens tomorrow, 11/12 at noon EST, and features an exclusive collection of porcelain flowers on canvas. Plus, a new series of oil and charcoal paintings on deckle-edge watercolor paper that are GORGEOUS. I've seen them floating in an acrylic frame or a float mount over a mat and both show off the lovely paper edges nicely!
ONE OF CAROLINE'S PIECES HANGING IN WHITNEY MCGREGOR'S COLOR FILLED BUNGALOW