Carina Shoshtary describes herself as a kind of modern hunter- gatherer as she finds the materials for her artworks in her immediate surroundings. Her choice of materials is often unusual: colorful graffiti from heavily sprayed walls, old bobbin laces found in a cellar, the plastic nets of shower sponges. All her materials have had a previous life and former use. With scientific curiosity and sensitive intuition, Shoshtary releases the potential of these materials into emotional, imaginative and innovative pieces. This curiosity extends to her ongoing interest in color and its psychological and emotional effects. This is exemplified in her most recent body of work, In The Beginning There Was Red, where she uses our instinctual understanding of color as a device to communicate an archetypal fable of strength, power and primal desire.