In my current work, I investigate and document rural
dumpsites located in the Blue Ridge area. I am interested in what we choose to
leave behind in the landscape. My work serves as a timeline of the impact on
the local landscape. Using photography, printmaking, and sculpture, I explore the
environmental impact of the dumpsites, the accumulations of trash it creates,
and the reclamation by nature. I seek to bring the global concern of trash into
a local perspective.
Caren Stansell was born and raised at the base of the Blue
Ridge Mountains in South Carolina. Although familiar with most mediums, she
primarily works within printmaking and sculpture; often incorporating the two.
Her art making incorporates her life experiences with organic and found
materials that resonate with a sense of place and home. Her ambition is to
share her art with as many individuals as possible. Caren has recently
graduated with a MFA from Clemson University in South Carolina. Her work has
been exhibited throughout the southeast; in shows like the Atlanta Print
Biennial, publications such as Creative Quarterly magazine issue #44 and
exhibited in Confluence: International Print Exchange; a traveling group show
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