Artist Carol Babington

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Artist statement: My works of art reflect my interest in play. To quote Picasso, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." My fondest  childhood memories are of catching sand crabs at the beach. I was  an only child until age 6. As a result, I was my own muse. I devised a sand crab game between waves to see how many I could capture before the next wave. Of course, the goal was to  find more than before. So, I tested Mother Nature to escape being knocked down by the next wave. It was a game of dare. And agility. At the time, I didn't think too much about how the crabs felt. Now, I wonder if they knew they faced being swept out to sea? Did they cling more tenaciously to the rocks after surviving a thrashing?  Are there thrill-seeking crabs? I paint with this experience. I feel anxiety waiting for something coming. I feel strength when I apply paint as if in the middle of a wave. I feel calm when the wave recedes. Like the crabs, I wait for the next wave. I  paint because I am thrill- seeker. 
Competitive Juried Shows: 2013-2020
4th Annual National Juried Encaustic Wax Exhibition, Santa Fe , New Mexico
Art on Loan Program, City of Las Cruces, New Mexico
 Art in Wax, Gallery 901, Santa Fe, New Mexico
NM Art League Biannual Still Life, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Encaustic : Nature as Muse, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Art of the Chickasaw Woman, Chickasaw Nation  (members only), Ada, Oklahoma
Members Salon, Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, Montana 

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