Carolyn Henne’s work contends with personal and public states of being. It does not easily ride on the currents of the cool and intellectual. It wallows in the mundane but debilitating sentiments of the inner self that are unclaimed by the self that must maintain its profile in the world.
Her process involves the visceral and the sensual. She revels in the supple shapes and volumes that echo pressure from within. Years ago she made a set of tools that she has used in some way or another in many pieces since. She made a casting of her body and gridded it off 3-dimensionally yielding 3-D “tiles” that could be cast over and over again and reassembled in a variety of ways. She works with this set of tools in conjunction with the Visible Human Project dataset (an anatomical database developed by NIH).