Carole Feuerman started her career as a sculptor creating super-realist resin casts of people in everyday situations. Her ability to recreate the effect of water on the skin made her figurative sculptures of swimmers particularly well-known. During the mid-1990s, Feuerman’s work took a dramatic turn towards a more abstract approach to the figure. Using molten metals, Feuerman pours the material directly into molds of idealized forms, allowing her intuition and sense of play to be her guide. The results create sculptures in iridescent shades of copper, gold, blue, and green. She calls it “painting with fire”.
In this segment the artist reflects on this change in her work and expands upon it.