Artist Carol Griffiths
Carol Griffiths, formerly of Butler and Armstrong Counties, discovered the medium of Assemblage Art after moving to Erie, PA and spending time gathering found materials on the lake shore.
A member of the Northwest Pennsylvania Artists Association, Carol was awarded Best of Sculpture at the Ruth Jageman Panorama Juried Art Exhibition during the Erie Summer Festival of the Arts for her assemblage Elephant. Elephant was constructed with found aluminum and a discarded faucet. Her work is represented in several Erie Galleries and a commissioned installation can be seen at The Brewerie at Union Station. Some of her sold work has been sent to Portland, Denver, Pittsburgh, Boston, and Tampa.
Carol's past art expression has been with pencil, ink, acrylic paint, and mixed media, which led her to the free-thinking processes of constructing Assemblage Art. She now varies the look of her work by a combination of these mediums, often adding wood stains and spray paint as well.
A reverence for nature and a penchant for finding beauty in everyday things enables Carol to celebrate the colors and textures of aged and weathered materials in her compositions. Giving discarded items new life is part of Carol's mission, but causing us to see old things in new ways is her message, inspiring us to see beyond imaginary limitations and believing in second chances.
Carol is married to John Griffiths, a former BC3 Professor, also an emerging artist. They live overlooking Lake Erie with their cat, Cleo.