Battle Buddy, 2022
Mixed Media on Canvas
“Battle Buddy illustrates the internal and social dualities of commonality. Through dedicated use of color, indecisive marks, and contrasting forms, this piece confronts one’s ability to recognize and celebrate connectivity – serving as a culmination of experience, empathy, and strength.
Carolyn Cowper is an Alabama native and multidisciplinary creative dedicated to creating work with purpose and heart. Cowper received a BFA from The University of Alabama (2021) and is currently based in Dothan, Alabama.
“I approach each piece with varying surface preparation, scale, and materiality. This steers me towards less-conventional experimentation with methodology, working primarily in mixed media to create a clear presence of the artist. This is evident through a chaotic juxtaposition of mediums, fragmented parts, and the visual movement created by contrasting form, color, and texture. My creative means manifest in the idea of the process, accepting that the piece itself is not difficult but that its sense of difficulty lies within its particular experience. I habitually refer to this as making “difficult” art in that its experience with me in the flesh has been personified as difficult, both in time and throughout the creative process.”