“Painting and sculpting have taught me how to look, not simply
with the eyes, but with the heart. . . . Painting has taught me
how to tune out the chatty, judgmental side of my being. I
attribute this to the fact that I’m an abstract and
non-objective painter who must rely heavily on the imagination.
Since my imagination follows no rules, I’m less inclined to
judge what I produce until I’m nearly finished.”
Quoted in an interview with Doris Gwaltney, Voyager, Vol.
II, No. 3, September 1989, pp. 1-2.
uses her paintings and sculptures as part of her lessons because
they are abstract and this allows her pupils to react to them in
different ways. Her students have named her
sculptures—“Daddy Sax,” “Patrick Ewing,” “Maria” with a spinning
wheel, “Yuri” who dances. Her abstract paintings take
students’ minds into creative modes.”
From: Genie Nolan,
“Profile: Carolyn Kreiter-Kurylo, Artist,” Tempo 1988,
has an incredibly broad base of knowledge. I remember going
through the art museums in France with her, and she was so
insightful in her descriptions of the paintings. She’s just a
really good person who’s a free spirit.”
Faye Bousel, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Robinson
Secondary, Fairfax County Public Schools