Study for Sandwich
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.
United States, b. 1943
Gift of Laurence A. Rickels
CARSON, Karen and United States, b. 1943, “CARSON, Karen,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed March 23, 2023, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4075.