Carol Shaw-Sutton is a California based visual artist who creates sculpture, flat works and installations exploring themes of loss, longing, and the hand using age old textile processes and strategies. The work often requires a labor-intensive commitment of time to engage the viewer in a sense of ritual rhythm and humanness. Her materials are often culled from the natural, plant and animal, world transformed into something resembling skins or bodily structures. There is a conceptually forged tension between strength/fragility, structure/release, growth/decay, stillness/movement and other opposing forces. The works address the deep human concern for harmony and freedom from our singular selves towards an inescapable network of mutuality.