Carlos’ sculptural work is evocative, whimsical and created with evident delight. Whether almost human or dream-like strange, these characters and creatures inhabit narratives that are tantalizingly suggested by the artist.
His process begins with sketches on paper or macquettes in plasticine. He then moves on to sculpting in hard wax or clay ,and the creation of the various silicone molds required to replicate each part . Final pieces are cast in various grades of plaster or resins, and finally , carving ,painting or surface treatments. He enjoys the technical aspects of the process and is always refining his process.
His intrest in making objects includes forays into sword-making and the creation of theatrical props.
A graduate of Emily Carr , Carlos moved to Bowen Island with his wife Joanne Mogridge to open their chocolate cafe Coca West Chocolatier in 2002. Carlos also loves singing and, most recently acting. He has performed in several musicals including Camelot., The Fantastic, The Merry Widow and Anything Goes.