Carla Sonheim's creatures are just one element of her work as an artist. Sometimes they are so primitive and 'wrapped' that they remind me of James Castle's magical assemblages.
"Animals enrich our lives on so many levels… the facial expression of an irritated house-cat or the sheer bulk of a hippo inspire and nurture our souls. For me, creating my own menagerie of animals has a similar soul-healing effect…." Carla Sonheim