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Me being creative at the "Grounds for Sculpture" in New Jersey

                                         Artist Statement

                                               C. Noel



I think of my artwork as pages from a colorful private journal where I have the ability to reflect on human beliefs and how it correlates with the physical body. My love of collecting vintage medical, anatomy and biology books, aged world maps and personal photos are juxtaposed with layers of paint, ink and a variety of other mixed media to create a visual language which I hope is relatable to viewers.


My themes revolve around the same spiritual, physical and religious elements. Colors are depicted in dark, blood reds, regal gold and outlined in thick, black paint to resemble images from my photography background.


I hold a bachelors degree in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters in Art Education from Georgia State University. I have also worked as a documentary photographer during a medical mission trip in Malawi, Africa. Each project is considered a personal representation from thoughts, dreams or experiences that are embedded in my life and expressed to share with others that may feel the same. 


My work ranges from photography, painting in oils, watercolor, gauche, ink, acrylic, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, drawing and many other alternative processes. 

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