Caroline Thompson: Fiber Artist, Dancer, Dance Teacher, Executive Director of the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks since 1986
Caroline Thompson speaks for herself. This is what she has to say.
“I think everything an artist does is approached creatively. Even the aspects of our lives that do not seem to incorporate art fit like a puzzle piece into the whole picture. They provide the resources for inspiration to envision a project and hopefully the completion of a product.
“I have always loved to dance and move, so my work with the Arts Council takes me all over the North Country and -- when I am able -- hiking with my Llamas, goats, cats and dog. I love color and observing my surroundings; the light at all times day and night, how it changes an object or landscape, of animals, of flowers, of our glorious environment (I have always felt blessed having the opportunity to live and work in the Adirondacks).
“As a artist I have always loved the tactile sensation and irregular texture of fiber, hence my love of the textile arts and the care of my Critter Collection; Llamas, Petie, Merlyn, Gwenivere, Little Bear, Spot, Faulkes, Caledonia; Goats, Kung Fu-ffy, Brenda, Brianna, Yang; Sheep, CousCous, Pinkey Dinkey Do, Obama, Big Black Dot, Homer; Geese, Snowflake, Elizabeth; Hens, WON-TON, Rice Puff, Apricot, Bracken and ten others most with names; Roosters, General Tso, Anouscho; Rabbit, Kickit; Dog, Luke von Puke; Cats, Mighty Spidey, Boy Bob, Tastey Morsel, Elmo the Silly and Tomasina Two Toes.”
We couldn’t have said it better.
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