After a 35-year creative career as a jewellery, fashion and interior designer in Australia and Hong Kong, Caroline Gibbes’ sophisticated style and creative expression is reflected in her unique and authentic approach to ceramics. Her head turning characters, excavated from an eccentric mind, embody the joy and perseverance of the human spirit.
Exploring the complexities of female identity, Gibbes speaks of the concept of ‘relevance’ and ‘invisibility’ for the mature female artist. The many roles, facets and expectations placed on women today are reflected in her playful, multidimensional works. Fired in the pressures of modern society these highly satirical works revel in the light of a changing world. Spun and pulled in many directions by the complications of a crowded life, her sculptures explore the power of womanhood, in all its confusion and glory.