HIGH ROLLERS

CAROLE DANYLUK

BRONZE

ARTIST
BIOGRAPHY

Carole Danyluk was raised and educated in Alberta and now calls British Columbia home. Her lifetime interest in the fine arts led her to a Bachelors of Art from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Art Education from the University of Calgary. She has also studied architectural drawing at NAIT.

In 1989, after a successful career as a wildlife photographer, Carole, sought to bring her work to the 3rd dimension and chose the medium of bronze. She chose this difficult and unforgiving medium because she wished to create challenging, suspended images – images that she could never have had achieved in wood, stone or clay.

Her photography work with animals brings an amazing realism to her work because she really knows the animal. The extraordinary level of accuracy, detail and life-like qualities of the animals that she portrays sets her apart. She depicts wildlife as they are in real life - as she has seen them on photography assignments – at rest, at play, fighting, protecting or raising their young.

As a female in a male dominated medium, Carole Danyluk brings a unique maternal, whimsical and tender quality to her pieces. She successfully captures the personality of the animal in her work and is known for her skillful use of composition, graceful line and her exacting attention to detail.

The artist’s philosophy of 3-dimensional sculpture encompasses two important tenets. Firstly, that the strength and versatility of bronze should be used to achieve what other media cannot. This puts the demanding material to its best use. Thus, Carole strives to achieve extraordinary lightness, suspension, negative space and breaking the frame in her work. Secondly, she seeks to exploit the beauty of patina in her work, achieving a remarkable depth and range of color to capture her animals. This subtle and skillful use of color enhances her interpretation of the beauty of nature.

To produce her bronze sculptures, Carole uses the ‘Lost Wax Technique’ an ancient process dating back to 2500BC where the wax used was made by the honeybee. She firstly sculpts a clay model of the image that she wants to create. Once finalized, the clay model then goes to the foundry for casting where, not one, but a series of positive and negative molds and models are taken from the original clay to make one, single piece of the edition.

In total, one sculpture consists of 125 very detailed, meticulous and complex steps with every mold and every model being repeated from scratch for each new piece. Once the entire edition has been cast, the original clay model is destroyed so that the image can never be recreated.

Carole's distinctive sculptures are collected by public institutions and individuals from around the world. She lives in British Columbia. 
The universe has provided a place for me to be creative and for that I am grateful. 
Carole Danyluk