daphne, rooted and potbound stoneware and porcelain

 Kathleen Carlson creates work through sculpture, painting and digital means. I especially enjoy her series titled “Pandora’s Box”, which explores myths . The sculpture to the left, titled “Daphne”, explores the moment when Daphne has been turned into a tree/plant to evade rape by Apollo.  Here, the artist depicts her surprise and suffering, as she seems almost horrified to lose all her limbs.

To see her work in person, please visit The Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center.

Here is more about the artist , from her website…
kathleen has been professionally involved in the arts since the age of 10. she was a professor and studio manager at the george washington university, and works and teaches in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional media.
kathleen’s art draws intensely from her own personal experiences. she has created art series around themes of environmental peril, the woman’s place in society, the events of september 11, 2001, and the beauty and fragility of nature on the chesapeake bay. her work has been shown in commercial, public, and government spaces and private homes around maryland and dc.