Carol Bloomgarden is an artist specializing in Poetic Art Micrography, or “tiny writing” on paper and glass. She got her official training from the Rhode Island School of Design, and she now creates art full-time in her home studio. By using tiny, etched words instead of drawings or designs, Bloomgarden aims to evoke thoughts of nature, texture and emotions through each of her unique creations.
Carol Bloomgarden’s work combines tiny writing with images of animals and natural landscapes painted on glass or paper. She begins by painting the image and then finds a poem to pair with it. Once she’s selected the accompanying text, she carefully etches the words into the glass or inscribes them on paper.
Carol explains her work as “giving a painting a voice and an emotional background.” She loves creating customized orders such as a painting of a certain kind of animal or one which uses a quote from their favorite author.
Her artwork is inscribed with messages from a wide range of sources including Emily Dickensen, Rudyard Kipling and Chicken Little. She works out of her studio in Trumansburg, NY and she loves to hear customers’ reactions to her art. Find the piece that speaks to you at the next Sugarloaf Crafts Festival!