by Kelsey Zalimeni
Carole Feuerman has established a certain signature style of sculpture that conveys balance, peace, and the natural beauty of the human body. 'Francesca' evokes these qualities, but also branches into ideals of solitude and contemplation. Seemingly locked in a state of endless meditation, the figure brings out a more solemn side to Carole's expressions.
Her hands are clasped behind her back, but her posture is relaxed. While viewers aren't privy to her exact thoughts, one might imagine the swimmer is lost in a daydream or simply resting after a rigorous pool workout. Her aura is both cool and positive, focused but free of worry. This pensive figure is surely a unique feature within Carole's oeuvre- a little different, but in line with the artist's ethos.