Carla Armour

Carla Armour is a visual artist currently living in Brighton. After graduating Parsons School of Design (NYC) in the 80’s she returned to her Caribbean island, Dominica where she immersed herself in the islands art scene finding her message through abstract symbolism in mixed media paintings, fashion, conceptual and installation art, poetry and spoken word performances.

Armour continues to work within her Lifelines series; employing tribal symbols and prehistoric glyph mages and markings. Her current work ‘Resonance’, explores the use of ritual elements and sacred spaces and objects to imbed messages into her pieces.
She has participated in shows and exhibitions over the years in the Caribbean, US, Europe and Namibia, some of which included the International Art Project ‘Women of the World, a global collection of Art’, submissions and readings for Literary Festivals, an International Artist Ex-change, ‘Carambolage’ with 8 artist from Austria and Dominica. She is currently participating in ‘Wheel n Come Again’, a dynamic Film and Arts programme managed by Legacy Film UK. It brings together 8 black female film programmers and artist working in different media to create new art works in response to the selected films.

“Generally my works is meditative. I want it to be emotive. “

Artists are often asked to explain what kind of art they do. When she is painting or writing it de-pends purely on the medium the message reveals itself. She enjoys manipulating the words and rhythm, finding the imagery and tempting the sense to seem taste or feel the patterns in the words which then inspires the visual. She loves the actual act of creation, playing with the mate-rial and the effects she can produce, working with colour and their meanings, with automatic writing and drawing and the liberating feeling from the first marking to the last. She loves the freeness of the initial abstract expression while at the same time reducing it down to lines and shapes and combinations that draw the audience inward.

Carla is inspired to offer a message of solidarity. Her paintings seek to depict dreamscapes and elements of the female’s life; fragmentation and growth, survival and sanctity, rituals and the sheer imperishable determination to survive. Their search for safety and security, respect and recognition. The various scenarios of women’s roles as mothers, daughters, sisters or matriarchs. On the other side of the coin the messages speak to the disempowerment and objectification, marginalisation and displacement, all demonstrating the need for women to seek out a place to call ‘Home’. Whether spiritually, physically; geographically or within our own bodies, we are all seeking that Sacred Space where we find true resonance

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