CARSON, Karen

2011.004.023.jpg

Description

Study for Sandwich
1994
Collage
30 1/2 x 22"
Carson completed this work when she was teaching in Las Vegas in the 1990s. Las Vegas is what the artist characterizes as a “total here and now culture” where people can forget their past and pay no attention to the future. Carson found this ethos, along with a gratitude for life, reflected in Zen Buddhism, which she embraced following a health crisis. Study for Sandwich uses the same pop signage associated with Las Vegas and a pithy statement (“birth—thank you—death”) to encapsulate these concepts.

Creator

CARSON, Karen
United States, b. 1943

Source

Gift of Laurence A. Rickels

Identifier

2011.004.023

Citation

CARSON, Karen and United States, b. 1943, “CARSON, Karen,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 28, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4075.