Hospitalfield are delighted to be working with The World ReImagined to host the artist Carol Sorhaindo in residency at Hospitalfield for 3 weeks in April. Carol has spent the first three weeks of her residency at Wysing Art Centre and will come to Hospitalfield to produce her Globe to be part of the Journey of Discovery Sculpture Trail across the UK.
Carol Sorhaindo is a Visual artist with an MA in Creative Practice and a diverse portfolio career. She draws inspiration from nature, cultural heritage and landscapes with a particularly interest in plants on deteriorating mill sites in Dominica where she currently lives. Having lived in both the UK and Dominica, entangled roots and transatlantic history which combines African, Dominican and British influences are of key importance. Her research and passions include botanical histories including ethnobotanical and traditional uses of plants as food, medicine and for use as art and craft materials. She enjoys close observation of plant growth, gardening, botanical drawing and explorations of natural dyes and earth pigments for textile applications.
“As an artist I have a fascination with textiles, fibres, fragments, found things and plants. Unravelling historical threads appeals to my investigative nature. My processes are an entangled mix of historical investigation, site exploration, journal and creative writing, textiles, painting, and sculpture.
Reflection on the fragments I am left with to weave my story feed creativity: texts from archival sources, tales of Indigenous, African and European lives, crumbling mortar, living plants, decomposing leaves, red soil and entangled roots.”
- Herbal Footprint – Natural dyes and earth pigments on textiles exploring the narrative of the Noni plant and ‘Bush Medicine’ on the island of Dominica. 2020
- Atlantic crossings – Natural plant and earth pigments on textiles, cowrie shells and stitch. Exploring land division in Dominica in relation to a ruined mill on the island of Dominica. Part of Catapult Covid Art Residency 2020
- Heritage Nests – Sculpture using driftwood found on Atlantic Coast, natural plant fibres and found objects which represent significant elements of African Cultural Heritage. 2021