In her work Carolyn includes female, male, transgender and transitioning subjects. Her intention is to bring the viewer into her own personal exploration of gender.
She says of this exploration, ‘The more one’s senses are engaged and the higher their vibration – for the erotic is nothing if not a sensation amplifier – the closer one skirts the transcendent. Art elevates as it breaks down division and presses towards unity, and the erotic is all about getting us to that principle of unity as expeditiously and as often as possible. I draw the human form in uncommon states, for it falls to our bodies to carry us all, finally, out of our bodies. Within the small time-slice of our lives our bodies, along with our minds and our souls, deserve our honour.’
Carolyn likes to quote the author Ben Okri, who writes ‘The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.’