This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Caroline Del Giudice ’15.
I first saw Caroline’s work at the installation show in December 2014. Her piece, “Revolution is Not a Bed of Roses” caught most people’s attention. Constructed almost entirely of metal and standing over six feet tall, the roses were hard not to stare at. The piece, about her time in Cuba, is one of the most extravagant and beautiful installations I’ve seen at Kenyon, but it’s certainly not the only fascinating structure among Del Giudice’s work.
Despite not wanting to be a studio art major when coming to Kenyon, Del Giudice knew she had enjoyed her sculpture classes in high school, and decided to try out Sculpture I. Through that class she found an affinity for metal, “It’s something that’s so stiff, it’s interesting to see it manipulated,” she says.
After four years at Kenyon, Del Giudice sees a definite change in her artwork. She appreciates art work as the process it takes to create it, and often sketches out her ideas for a sculpture before getting to work on the realization of her design.
Wanting to embrace all of the resources offered here at Kenyon, Del Giudice is focused on her work and is interested in making her art accessible, while still making it for herself. She enjoys the comical side that art can take, while also appreciating art with a message.
As she prepares for her comps, she’s working towards a 3-D structure similar to her circular piece, and is excited to present them in her show.
All photos courtesy of Caroline Del Giudice ’15.