Carolina Cleere formerly made her living as an editorial illustrator for newspapers across the country. She discovered that using other people's ideas as fodder for her creative talents wasn't satisfying and so she embarked on her own path as a professional artist.
She currently lives on the top floor loft of a century-old cigar factory in the Port of Tampa. She implements her own process of blending images through photography and painting. She assembles her subject matter from a vast collection of vintage doll heads, weathered animal bones, taxidermy birds and other electic items.
For this show, Cleere will install her largest and most personal works that explore an imaginary world created by children of adversity.