Caroline began working with materials such as paper, wax and string while studying Fine Art at Birmingham. She developed a personal language of sculpture by transforming every day materials. She focussed on the sense of fragility and effects of light on the forms.
Degree Show 1983
It was important to Caroline that each large structure supported its own weight, revealing a physical strength that contrasted with the fragile nature of the materials used.
Fleet St Studios 1984
Caroline developed a vocabulary of processes, cutting tearing and pinching the paper. She frequently used newsprint with a flour and water paste, cast over various forms. In this instance a balloon to create sculptural forms
Beecroft Gallery 1988
Caroline exhibited her paper sculptures widely during the 1980's, participating in the Paper Trails exhibition held at the Bluecoat gallery in Liverpool in 1984 . She held solo exhibitions at Hitchin in 1986, Southend library and the Beecroft gallery in 1988. Tracing paper was used together with strong wallpaper adhesive to create this sculpture.