Carol Wax

Carol Wax was born in 1953. In compositions reflecting an appreciation for finely crafted utilitarian objects and beautiful machines, Wax creates an imagery that investigates, in her own words, “the influence of light and shadow on perceptions of form and depth.” She energizes these nostalgic icons of our past with new life, making an ordinary typewriter seem monumental and an unplugged old fan virtually vibrate. Her sewing machines emblazoned with elegant hieroglyphs, speak of some lost sensibility while her accordions radiate with the rhythms of a Cajun dance hall of a Louisiana bayou.