See Carole's interview "To Be or Not To Be: An Interview with Paul Griffiths" here.
December 2, 2011
Carole will present a short paper entitled "Does Beauty Belong to the East?: Florensky and the Matter of Icons" at the fourth annual conference of the Sophia Institute hosted by Union Theological Seminary, NYC.
Click here for more information on the conference.
Spring - Summer Commissions
This is a collaborative project. Carole was asked to design a new wedding kneeler for Duke Chapel. Local needleworker, Kendy Madden, will complete the cross-stitching.
The design is based on sketches of various architectural elements of the chapel. Once the sketches were complete, an image was selected that could be simplified and turned into a motif. A separate design element was chosen for the kneeler's edges. A stencil was then created to aid the process of painting the pattern onto the needlework canvas.
Icon of St. Matthew
May 16, 2011
**Note: The date has been changed from April 21 to May 12.**
May 12, 2011 @ 6 p.m. Ackland Art Museum UNC Chapel Hill, NC
Out of the Studio featuring Carole Baker
Carole will be speaking about her journey as an artist and how she approaches the creative process in terms of conception and execution. Carole will also reflect on the contrasts and similarities between creating contemporary religious art and traditional canonical iconography.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
Contact: Amanda Hughes email@example.com or Allison Portnow firstname.lastname@example.org
March 18, 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting for the American Academy of Religion
Carole will deliver her paper "Must We Mean What We Make?: Freedom, Responsibility, and Artistic Practice" for a panel on "Scriptural Reasoning: Ethics and Performance."
Abstract: When philosopher Stanley Cavell was asked what the responsibility of the artist is he replied that the artist’s responsibility is two-fold: the artist is responsible to the object and to the audience. In this paper, I show how modernity’s prioritizing of the object (and with it the artist) has led to an unhealthy instantiation of privatization. In order to recover/establish a two-fold nature of responsibility between the artist and object, and artist and audience a metaphysical shift is required that recognizes a more coherent conception of the modern “self.” Ordinary language philosophy is, in my estimation, an attempt to provide exactly that. Drawing on the argument made in his famous essay "Must We Mean What We Say?" I consider how what Cavell says about the morality of speech might be applied to the morality of artistic practice. “Self-expression” is nothing if not human expression, and human expression can only be free when it does not deny its own humanity.
Carole will lead a two-week Adult Forum on the history, theology, and practice of icon writing for Church of the Holy Family Chapel Hill, NC.
Dates & Times:
December 12 @ 10:05 a.m. Icons 101: History and Theology of Sacred Images
December 19 @ 10:05 a.m. Icons 101: Practice of Icon Writing (with demonstration)
Contact: Rev. Michelle Robertshaw, Church of the Holy Family, Chapel Hill, NC
Icon of St. Elizabeth blessed by Bishop Michael B. Curry at the dedication of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church Apex,NC.
Coming to Oxford, Sept. 23-26, 2010
Carole will be giving a short paper at this year's Biennial Conference of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture. The conference, "Attending to the Other: Critical Theory and Spiritual Practice," is hosted by the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, England.
Carole's paper, "Testing the Spirits: Icons and the Problem of Modern Transcendence" will be delivered during a section on the visual arts.
Open through March 14, 2010 at Golden Belt's gallery, ROOM 100.
The Confessional is a constructed environment which viewers enter and have an opportunity to reflect on the notions of sin, acknowledgment, brokenness, and healing.
Confession is not solely a religious practice. It is a practice that takes on many forms within both public and private settings. Regardless of the context, however, the practice of confession is radical in that it forces open pathways for healing and reconciliation.This installation is an attempt to show how practices of confession are connected to practices of reconciliation.
Duke Center for Reconciliation
Duke University Chapel
Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South
DeJong Home Works
The Rock Shop