Carrol Harding McTyre
In 1969, Betty Crocker and Donald Judd had an affair. Their brief but significant union produced one child – me. Like any offspring, I have absorbed certain characteristics from my parents and those traits tend to manifest themselves in my work.
My medium is ideas. The material, the size, the imagery all follow.
My style is a clean visual organization with a sampling of American kitsch. It’s often playful, occasionally humorous, at times solitary in mood, and always engaging (one hopes).
My subject matter varies, but at its core it is an examination of the human experience.
Take the Waffle Art House Series as an example. At the surface, the series may appear to be about the institute. In actuality, its essence is about our need to share experiences with others. Something good happens – you share it. Someone pisses you off – you tell someone (or everyone). You have affection for someone, or in this case something, you share it.
All of my work has some basic human need and desire at its center.
It is always sunny in the studio, even when it is not. Louise Nevelson, the Russian born artist who grew up in Maine, said she always felt the art room was warmer than any other class. The art room was home. I feel the same way about my studio. Learn more about the artist and her work at carrolhardingmctyre.com.