Newspaper article in "Divya Bhaskar" that appeared in Ahmedabad, India, on Dec. 28,2010. 5 Mill. copies.
Artist of Caro Silk "Carolina Mueller"
by Sudha Bhatt
The natural beauty of the United States has always been breathtaking and appealing to mind, but along with that the art and the artists of the country are also very fascinating. I got a privilege to meet a one of a kind artist during our trip to the US - Carolina Mueller. Carolina Mueller is a Maestro of "Silk Art". Though born and raised in the US, Carolina has her roots in Germany. Interested in art from her very childhood, Carolina got a chance to develop it more at the age of 20. She is very much inspired by stained glass and cut glass work of the Medieval century. We can see the effect of stained glass in all of her silk work. She uses silk as her canvas, and tries to get the stained glass effect in her paintings, using different kinds of resist, but primarily black. Why silk? When asked, the answer was because it is challenging to paint on a lustrous and smooth surface. She loves to use bright and vibrant colors which help to enhance the depth of the picture. The paintings are done using special silk and finest European dyes.
She has also mastered "wearable art" where she uses her skill to make beautiful scarves and shawls apart from her paintings.
She has been inspired by the art of different countries and cultures. For the past several years, she has explored various media such as acrylics, water colors, crocheting, window glass art, Ukrainian egg painting, and more. She has been awarded many different awards for her artwork. She has been well supported by her husband in her journey of art.
Carolina lives in Cupertino and also is a part of an art gallery, Gallery Saratoga. The gallery is run cooperatively by different artists, where they can display their own artwork and also manage the gallery. That way, the artist gets to know the interest and diversity of the customers along with a platform to display their own artwork.
She also has great respect and honor for Indian art and culture.