Carol Willett transforms recyclable materials into Creatures of Imagination that amuse, delight, and invite you to reset your limits on the art of the possible. Imagine a sexy snake as an exotic pole dancer, a Rhino dripping with Tiffany bling, and a Kangaroo promoting medicinal hemp and you get a Boa Con Stripper, a Rhinestonocerous and a GangaRoo.
A self-taught sculptor, Carol is to whimsical art what the three-legged lady was to 19th century waltz king Johann Strauss – an innovative muse as well as a source of hilarity and insight. Though she claims to be an amateur unnaturalist, she has a well-honed knack for conveying the spirit and intent of creatures never seen in a zoo, or diorama, much less our backyard. While most art is designed to draw your eye – Creatures of Imagination look right back at you with one slightly cocked eyebrow and invite you to enjoy the visual pun each represents.