C3 Welcomes Teal & Carolyn to the Core Collective!

October 7th, 2011  |  by Published in C3 news, featured, Uncategorized


C3 is excited to announce the addition of two new people to our core collective, Teal Van Dyck and Carolyn Clayton! Teal and Carolyn both bring fresh inspiration, ideas, and energy to C3, and we are thrilled to work with them!  Check out their bios below and brace yourself for some seriously awesome C3 projects masterminded by them soon!


Teal Van Dyck believes in moving around our river valley and noticing what he notices. Teal is a poet and storyteller, and writes a neat sonnet. He also builds videos, books, noises, and movements.

Teal’s work deals in dreams of transgressive love and sweeping narratives of New England geology, and also runs coast to coast documenting LGBTQ community and 21st century spiritual identities. Above all, he is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working to champion the dignity of lived experience, chronicle the emergent nature of love through time, and illuminate the dancing cycle of history, truth, and justice.

Teal loves the spirit of innovation and creative camaraderie that C3 awakens in Northampton! Teal lives in Amherst and does some freelance haunting of the old town cemetery, Mount Pollux, and Emily Dickinson’s backyard.


I am an artist born and raised in Northampton. I received my BFA in sculpture, installation and site-specific work from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009. After living in Pittsburgh for four years, I moved back to my hometown refreshed and ready to help make interesting art happen in this fabulous and unique place.

Through sculpture and installation I trace and test the value of everyday objects. I mimic their form, texture, and function. I borrow and assume their meanings and associations. Through techniques of casting, combining, sewing, molding, constructing and performing, I subtly alter the world around me resulting in work that is strongly familiar yet somewhat bizarre. An artist’s hand or body can endow and embed objects with histories as powerful as those already existing in found objects. This is what motivates me — the curious and compelling confusion between these types of accumulated histories, whether conferred, recognized, introduced or discovered.

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