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Carrie Alter
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2016


My 9-year-old, Max spends so much time in my studio drawing that we began a collaboration project. I have been painting and manipulating his drawings with the challenge of maintaining his whimsical qualities, but also painting them to represent my painting style--a true collaboration.

CROSSING THE LINES can be interpreted in several contexts. What society deems inappropriate is often considered “crossing the lines.” I am literally crossing Max's lines and manipulating parts of his drawings. The act of collaborating with a child at a professional level in the art world today might be considered “crossing the lines.” The action of drawing outside of the lines in a coloring book... I am thrilled to have found an opportunity, which speaks to feminism by colliding my worlds as both a working artist and a mother.

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