Artist Statement Submitted 2016Carrie Ann Baade: From the Autobiographical to the Universal
From the As an artist and subject, I serve as the steward and the ax man to art’s legacy. Studying with art conservators and looking to art’s past has informed my choice to revitalize the archaic tradition of painting. Building upon religion and mythology, these are cautionary tales used to relate my own story, which is at once ages old, but might also be a cliche. To create these paintings, I cut and serve up the reinvigorated past to be contemplated in context of the contemporary.