Carrie Alter's Honesty, Artist Interview

Carrie Alter was interviewed by Shana Dumont Garr's for Burnaway. Garr talked about the importance of honesty in developing a body of work, her process, health, aging and fighting for your work. more

There is definitely a sculptural aspect to my paintings, in that there is a visible topography in the sheer amount of oil paint I use. I have always created cardboard sculptures as studies for my paintings, and I try to be playful with my imagery since my concepts are so dark.

How I Quit Smoking the second time
Carrie Alter, How I Quit Smoking…the second time;
oil on canvas, 30 by 24 inches.


Carrie Alter, Deer Diary 2;
oil on canvas, 48 by 24 inches.

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