The meaty subject matter in Carrie Mae Smith’s art is at once appetizing and intriguing.
Having grown up as a butcher’s daughter, Smith’s artistic influence and inspiration is clear when it comes to her most recent paintings and sculptures. Smith’s fascination with food started early while playing in her dad’s butcher shop as a young girl and later developed into years of working as a chef on Martha’s Vineyard.
Her oil paintings of meat make an impact with contrasting hues and thick brush strokes that give a serious elegance to a steak or rib roast. Off the canvas, Smith has created other meat-related artwork, like hanging sausages made out of foam and pantyhose.
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