Carol Hopper's Profile
My work focuses on the everyday, ordinary - people and things overlooked and forgotten.
Based in my hometown of Las Vegas, I have been a self-taught, working artist for over 25 years. In 2009, the economic collapse cost me my business, my jazz musician husband's livelihood, and ultimately our home.
Homeless for two years we bounced around from friends, relatives, cheap motels, shelters and public housing. Whatever our living conditions I never stopped creating my art. The hardships of the past few years have given me an intense empathy for the least of us, the down and out, the castaways.
The "Just a Number" and "Beings of a Golden Kind" series of drawings, reflects my firsthand experience at being homeless, humbled, lost and found...
- Born on August 6
- Joined May 18, 2008