"It is necessary for a sentimental, intimate cause to become a formal cause in order for a work to have the variety of verb, the changing life of Light".
Artistic processes obey subjective and profound motivations. In Carol Young's case, her works surge in an intuitive way, without much premeditation, but when she comes into contact with clay, the "sentimental cause" that guides her work surges. It is in this way that through her work, ceramic becomes thin shrouds that evoke the consistency of a fragile sheet of paper, of ancient scrolls, of ghostly writings. At another point in time her pieces brought with them the water's whisper, the sound of the river and the rain. Subsequently, she presented us with a fractioned, broken matter: slices of clay that evoke carefully catalogued archeological remains.
In the artist's current work, these slices come together with a force not exempt from the delicacy that has always characterized it, in order to present somewhat unusual shapes within her production. The sentimental, intimate cause retracts as a hidden origin, and the forms must then be activated through contemplation. It is the viewer, bearer in turn of his own experiences, who must open these forms to give them meaning. And in this conjunction between concealment and openness, it will be possible for these sculptures to acquire "the variety of verb, and the changing life of Light."