For the past several years I’ve been fortunate to help Debra Sokolov curate the Thousand Oaks Art Association’s annual juried art show. Debra is a very experienced curator. I knew from the start that I would learn how to arrange an art show into an organized cohesive and pleasing exhibit from one of the best.
One of the challenges with taking pictures through the microscope is the instrument’s limited field of view. At low magnification, I can see the vastness of the crystals but not their fine detail. When I switch to a higher magnification, the crystals’ detail shows but at the expense of seeing less crystals. Frequently, I like both the large crystal picture and their fine detail. How to have my cake and eat it too? One way is to take a series of photographs moving the microscope slide ever so slightly with each shot and then try to “stitch” them together later on my computer, creating a single art piece from multiple images of the same crystal.
As part of my University of Utah’s Crocker Science Center Public Art proposal, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could crystalize amino acids and, if so, would the crystals be birefringent, meaning will they display color when applying polarized light. This started my quest to learn more about amino acids, how many there …
A couple of months ago I was approached by Where ART Lives magazine. The September/October issue was to be all about abstract fine art photography and they wanted to know if they could feature my art in their magazine.
Wow! What a compliment. I really like their magazine. They do such a professional presentation of their articles. I was very flattered they would ask. Of course I agreed!
Very recently I’ve experimented and created my first published digital photographic collage from my crystal art. I’m very excited to create more of these crystal photo collages.
As you may know, I sell my art as paper prints and as aluminum prints. Aluminum is a very special medium for my artwork as it allows for a unique depth and glow, closely resembling how I first saw the crystal image through the microscope. I even wrote a blog post all about why Aluminum …
First off, I want to say a HUGE “Thank You!” to everyone who has supported my clothing line through Carol Roullard Art. It has been a wonderful experience so far.
It is with great excitement that I announce the launch of my new brand Crystal Art Outfitters where you can find all of my fashion apparel as well as my new offerings (see below). There is so much more to come and it can all be found through my new brand!
In celebration of launching my Etsy store, where you can find my small prints for sale, I’m holding a giveaway to win River of Light 5″ x 7″ small print! Award winning “River of Light” is a photo of actual crystals, grown by the artist and captured through a microscope. 1 winner will be selected March 21st using …
Not everyone has the space for a large 24” x 36” aluminum print. Some people just want small prints to hang in small areas or maybe displayed on a mantle or bookshelf.
During the past several years I’ve been asked if I have small prints of my art. I always had to say no. I was disappointed that I could not accommodate my customers who loved my art but only had a small niche or just the right spot to display my micro-crystal art. I took it to heart and had a small number of my images printed in 4” x 6” and 5” x 7” sizes.
I am very happy to have my art juried into a local show at a new venue for me. Four of my pieces, “Pinnacle”, “Shattered”, “River of Light” and “Ray of Hope”, were accepted into the Ventura County Arts Council’s Abstracts Show going on right now through March 1st at the Ventura County Government Center. From what we were told in the Congratulations email, it was a tough competition. I am very honored to be accepted and doubly honored they selected so many of my artworks.