International Sculpture Center


Nicholas Carroll
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Faculty Sponsor: Brad Jirka

You can balance a painting with a cheeseburger
wooden child’s stool, metal artist’s stool, wood, bronze, canvas, acrylic paint, latex paint
52 x 30 x 66 in.

Artist Statement

My compositions attempt to work through my struggles with personal relationships. Combining two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements, as well as found objects, many of these sculptures reject permanent fastenings and rely instead on balance and counterbalance as they are assembled, deconstructed, and reassembled over time. When selecting my components, I search for a “déjà vu” experience that connects past and present emotion in a universal and deeply personal synthesis.