Carol Sorhaindo is a Leeds based artist, she studied MA Creative Practice, graduating in 2015.
We caught up with Carol to find out more about her practice and what she enjoyed about the MA:
Can you tell us about your practice and what inspires you?
British born with an African Caribbean heritage, my formative childhood years were spent in nature Isle of Dominica in the Caribbean. This entangled experience informs my practice, which explores reflective responses to nature, culture and heritage.
During the course of the MA I worked on ‘The Nature of Ruins’ investigating bio deterioration; suppressed and entangled narrative threads revealed in two mill buildings in contrasting geographical locations: Temple Mill, Leeds, a 19th century flax mill and Castle Bruce, a British owned sugar mill ruin in Dominica.
What made you select the MA Creative Practice?
After looking at other courses this one seemed ideally suited to my needs as an artist with a practice which is already established. It gave me the opportunity to develop new skills and shift my focus on a structured study programme. Leeds Arts University is a small University with a good reputation which specialises in art, it has great facilities and is also close to my home.
What did you really enjoy about your MA and the University?
Learning and applying new textile based skills. Working with tutors who also are practicing artists. Support and encouragement from staff and cohorts.
The MA research journey led to a Textile Society Bursary award and commissions through Pavilion at Wentworth Castle and Calder Space Hepworth.