Carol Cook holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, a Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Womané─˘s University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas.
Since the late é─˛80s she has participated in numerous juried and one person shows and has received several commissions and awards. Among these awards was a residency to create é─˙Hogritudeé─¨, which consisted of eight, enviro- consumable (made of manure, pecans, acorns, and birdseed), life size hogs, at the Connemara Conservancy in Allen, Texas. Her piece, é─˙Yard Guardsé─¨, in the Kemp Museum sculpture garden, was a later generation of the original é─˙Hogritudeé─¨.
She has work in private collections and in the Waco Museum of Art sculpture garden. Her work in ornamental architectural restoration can be seen in many places among these is on the facade of the Wilson building in Dallas, the eagle on top of Fair Parké─˘s Tower, the plaster murals in I.M. Terrell School of Fort Worth, and Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Her years as an artist and a therapist reflect her primary life involvements with both the nature and the people she studies. The exhibit, é─˙Six Years at Leisure Lodgeé─˙documented in ceramic figures, her experiences with the residents of a nursing home where she worked.
Though her images are primarily representational and reflect her sense of humor and empathy, a recurring theme in her work is that of the spirit of survival. This was addressed in the exhibit,é─¨ Promiseé─¨ at the Goodrich gallery in Dallas. é─˙Promiseé─¨ documented the year in the life of one particular California Buckeye tree. Her most recently exhibited work was é─˙Angelé─¨ at the NCECA conference in Houston.
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