Cameron student paints her dreams for new exhibit
In his poem "The Cloths of Heaven," W. B. Yeats speaks of his dreams as rugs lain beneath the feet of the reader.
Kathryn Carroll also has woven her dreams into cloth. Not in rugs like Yeats, but rather, in canvas.
"I have weird dreams, so I usually take my dreams and paint them," Carroll said, as she addressed the gathered crowd on Thursday. Friends, family and passerby alike had come to hear Carroll present a gallery talk in celebration of the opening of her new exhibit inside the lobby of the Cameron University Sciences Complex.
The exhibit, which runs through April, features 17 of Carroll's works created in a variety of media including oil, watercolor and print.
Carroll settled on the theme of "Dreams" for her exhibit, but it wasn't her first choice.
"I originally wanted to work politically and socially. But that ended up being kind of a depressing topic for me," Carroll said. So I decided to turn away from that and start working toward more happy topics, things that make me happy personally. And dreamy, childlike images are what I like doing."
Carroll is a junior art student at Cameron seeking a double major in printmaking and painting. As for her favorite of the two, Carroll claims it is a tossup.