Carol J. Mathews Original Oil Painting on Canvas "Uterus"
An original oil painting on canvas titled Uterus by Contemporary American artist Carol J. Mathews (1956-2015), created circa 1990. The abstract painting features a large fluid organic shaped that dominates the upper portion of the composition. It is separated from several smaller organic shapes along the lower edge of the composition by a river of blue. Each shape is filled with painterly strokes of color and outlined with bold black lines. The work is signed and titled to the verso, and marked with a stamp from the artist’s estate. The stretched canvas is presented unframed, and is ready to hang with a wire. A printed artist statement is attached to the verso.
Mathews, known for her colorful and expressive paintings and drawings, describes her work as follows . . . having painted for over 25 years, it is difficult to describe my art but whimsical, abstract, and fantasy come to mind . . . After years of suffering from mental illness, Carol’s art became a crucial conduit for her internal turmoil. A portion of the proceeds from this sale will go to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
- cracking with lift and a small area of paint loss to the lower right. Abrasions to edges of canvas. Light accretion across surface of painting.