I have been trying to get a hold of this amazing painter, to no avail.
Would LOVE to buy a one of these GEMS.(bota-bum-bota-boom)
Carly Waito's oil paintings indulge a lifelong fascination with the
natural world, especially the little parts we feel compelled to pick
up and keep.
Her meticulously detailed renderings of mineral specimens draw
the viewer in, encouraging close inspection of the material qualities
of the subjects. They explore the common impulse to possess pieces
of the natural world which we find beautiful or curious and to
assign complex layers of value to these objects based on a range of
factors, such as rarity, historical context, personal memories,
scientific significance, and subjective notions of beauty. They are an
extension of her interest in natural history, collecting, curiosity,
wonder, and the appeal of small things.
Carly was born in 1981. She is currently based in Toronto.
She is represented by Narwhal Art Projects.
Please visit carlywaito.blogspot.com for updates, and other projects.