Incanda has always been passionate about supporting local artists, and in doing so, empowering them to keep pursuing their passion and furthering their craft.
Working in collaboration with local artists allows us the opportunity to meet them and to get to know the person behind the artwork – their personal stories, inspirations and aspirations.
Every artist has a unique journey and voice. Understanding what message they are trying to convey brings about a deeper appreciation of the actual artwork.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
In honour of Women’s Month, we spoke to our featured artist, Carey Carter and it is our privilege to share this talented woman’s thoughts on ‘the feminine’.
Carey is a sculptor who resides in the picturesque Franschhoek with her two children, Forrest and Summer, as well as her three dogs.
ABOUT THE PROCESS
Question: Your work is not only visually stunning, but also exquisitely tactile. Do you prefer to work with specific materials and do you have a specific process you follow?
A: “Utilising an ancient recipe of Rammed Earth, I consciously imbibe each piece with rich textured soils adding dried leaves, pine needles, bark and stones. Infusing natural rock pigments to create gorgeous colours. [I do this] As celebration of gratitude for the healing and energising properties of our Mother Earth.”
FEATURED COLLECTION: MUSES
Question: What inspired you to create this series of “Muses”?
Answer: “My tribute to all women, celebrating their remarkable inner strength, beauty and wisdom.”
Question: What message are you hoping to bring across through your artwork?
Answer: “They suggest we are more than the characters we play or the masks we wear and the body we inhabit. We are infinitely powerful”.