Carole Eisner has worked with scrap and recycled metal for 40 years creating elegant, abstract forms welded in steel. The artist's compositions reflect the surprising malleability she finds with metal. She works with “the debris of our civilization,” reclaiming and reassembling disregarded fragments of buildings and bridges into art. Eisner's longevity as an artist is a testament to the natural marriage between her monumental outdoor sculptures and the climate of public spaces. Eisner received a BFA from Syracuse University. A life-long New Yorker, the artist splits her time between New York City and Weston, Connecticut.
Carole Eisner is best known for her large-scale, monumental sculptures that make their homes in public outdoor spaces. Among parks, museums, waterfronts, and the like, Eisner's sculptures engage with the space and the natural light of their surroundings, which is often reflected off of lacquered metal.
Eisner uses materials sourced from found objects like rusted recycled steel and scraps of old bridges, which are reassembled and welded into new forms. In all of her sculptures, small or large scale, Eisner explores the malleability of her materials by twisting and restructuring iron, steel, and various scrap metals into abstracted elegant forms, all by way of her welding torch.
Eisner works from a studio attached to her home in Weston, Connecticut, though she splits her time between Weston and New York City.