We will immerse ourselves
in the darkness
and there discover
its own particular beauty.

--Junichiro Tanizaki

Carolyn Hazel Drake is an artist and arts educator based in Portland, OR, and Phoenix, AZ. Her work integrates textiles, ceramics, and domestic readymades assembled or layered through traditional craft techniques and collage. These objects and installations create a gentle dissonance between the sacred and the mundane, leaning into the analog world as a tangible means of processing ephemeral but very real experiences of temporality and loss. The work engages viewers in dialogue with death, the sacred, and the resonance of ordinary objects as symbols and bearers of memory.