Caron G Rand’s recent innovative work is influenced by her trip to Japan as she incorporates wood, canvas, Japanese calligraphy and idioms, bringing awareness to the plight of the bees that are dying globally.
Her love of wood began as a child as she visited construction sites with her dad and the aesthetics of wood as altarpieces, via Louise Nevelson’s works, influences her art making today.
Rand’s visits to Japanese shrines were visually stimulating as people write private prayers & thoughts on wood plaques to hang publicly. In Rand’s art each slat of wood is different as she uses Japanese calligraphy and honeycomb patterns as well as a varied color palette to honor the endangered bee. She also works on canvas implementing bee idioms reflecting social and political statements.