CAROLYN HAZEL DRAKE

An artist creates his own symbols
Symbols are an artist’s language
The language must then be translated
Sometimes it is difficult
to find the key
Sometimes it is difficult
to find the key
Sometimes it is difficult
to find the key

--Marina Abramovic

Carolyn Hazel Drake is a Portland-based sculptor and third-generation Oregonian. Her work integrates textiles, ceramics, and domestic objects assembled and layered through traditional craft techniques and collage. Her meticulous handwork, made of tiny, repetitive marks or stitches, creates a visual effect of intricacy and obsessiveness that is intended to elicit a flow or out-of-body meditative state. Drake references devotional objects, archetypal imagery, and folktales to create work that feels familiar yet cryptic.


Waterstone Gallery
Wave Collective
@carolynhazeldrake