Carola Del Mese

The inspirations for Carola’s work began in childhood. Being part Italian she spent a lot of time in churches punctured with romantic shafts of dusty light. The priceless reliquaries of forgotten saints, the smell of wax and incense and the sad-faced statues surrounded by candles and votives
all made an impression. 

 

The elements Carola uses in her work are rescued from flea markets and found in junk shops - small tokens which may have meant something to someone. Objects she can make stories from.
It's important to her that she uses items
with a previous history.

 

“My aim is to bring these together to create beautiful, precious objects of wonder which move, open, describe, surprise and delight."

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