by Kelsey Zalimeni
Carole Feuerman's 1997 sculpture 'Paradise' shows the artist breaking into stylistic stride. The piece contains all classic Feuerman characteristics, including lifelike water droplets, flotation device, and hyperreal swimmer. This particular sculpture bears a couple unique traits that more current Feuermans don't, such as a full head of hair sans swimcap and an open, expressive mouth.
When considering this piece, one is offered a glimpse of an earlier period within Carole's illustrious career. Drawing comparisons between 'Paradise' and 'Serena' for example, yields parallels in pose and theme but also contrast in execution.
Advances in both technology and Carole's own artistic process have streamlined her works over the years, as the artist seemingly never stops improving in technique and ambition. With such an exponential rate of growth, the future possiblities for new works are limitless- and she isn't slowing down anytime soon.