Zink Metal Art – Charlotte Zink Artist
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, I came out to Colorado in 1987 and earned a BA in Studio Arts & Art Education from CU, Boulder. In years past I’ve enjoyed working in watercolor, mask making and handmade paper. Since 1998 my artwork focus has been painting and sculpting with the assistance of my husband, Ben; together we work as Zink Metal Art.
I offer a fluid, feminine sense of design and form to the metal, and Ben works as our solid fabricator and engineer. Sometimes I’ve sketched and reflected on the subject matter before I begin drawing on the metal, and other times I enjoy letting my unconscious guide the images, shapes and forms that emerge. Ben cuts most of our designs with a hand held plasma cutter, and we work together on our different finishes. Collaborating on sculpture designs, layouts, finishing, and installation has taught us both so very much about the art process and ourselves. We’re proud to have created an extensive body of work these many years; both small and large scale pieces in private and public collections worldwide.
Drawing has been an essential part of my life for as long as I can remember. For me, making art objects is a way of translating my inner visions and thought processes into a tangible outer reality, something we can look at, touch, appreciate and share. As time goes by I find myself really giving into art more and more, accepting both the challenges and the incredible grace it brings. I feel very grateful to spend my working hours doing something I truly love, with the total support of my family and friends.