Carrie Lee Schwartz is an
artist who is inspired by nature and its " ever changing and unpredictable perfection." She uses a variety of media to create works that reflect on the relationship between man and nature, specifically, her South Louisiana home. Her formal training in the fine arts, specifically in glass, drawing, painting and photography, have given her insight into working with light as she manifests her ideas regardless of the medium in which she is working. Her recent "Weaving Light Series" is entirely from her garden and is a yearlong study of light and its interaction with various filliments in nature.
Her works draw on her deep understanding of the tenuous, fragile experience of both growing up in the wetlands and also living next to the strength and power of the Mississippi River. The Louisiana wetlands and landscape have changed rapidly in her lifetime, and continues to do so. Carrie has made a point of trying to daily document these changes during what many are now calling the "Great Migration", where many New Orleanians and others are moving north to higher ground since Katrina, taking Southeast Louisiana Culture with them as they go. She also documents select cultural events in the entire South East Louisiana region including rodeos, livestock shows, festivals and parades. click on creations to see more of her works.