Abby Carlin

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I combine fabric remnants, thread, and oil paint to create autobiographical works that I think of as emotional or psychological landscapes. Making work is an outlet for me to express my truths in physical form. I hope that my work is understood as a gesture of vulnerability that allows the viewer to enter, empathize, and hopefully be changed. By utilizing elements of historically feminine craft, my work joins a long tradition of artists whose work confronts notions of high and low art. Combining traditional media, such as oil paint, with craft materials such as fabric and thread, my work aims to continue dismantling the barrier between the two. The addition of everyday objects in my work presents viewers with familiar materials, allowing my work to be approached by a wider audience.




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