Carissa Potter Carlson is an American artist and writer, founder of People I’ve Loved, an international organization with over 600 activities worldwide. Her art was born in Oakland, California, and has made its way to many other cities, into everyone’s homes, thoughts and emotions.
“Humans are so complicated. Art, objects, and other things to help you feel a little less alone.”
Carissa Potter Carlson creates very simple drawings and illustrations with a very strong emotional charge. She investigates the human being, examines universal situations and speaks humorously and poignantly about the human condition. Her work has great healing power because it can alleviate discontent and make everyone feel extremely normal.
Carissa’s art stems from the desire to bring people together and create an authentic connection between them. She investigates everyone’s intimacy, read the mind of each of us and tell about authentic feelings. With her, feeling vulnerable, lonely, with low self-esteem, or in search of one’s own identity goes from being a reason for embarrassment to a subject for analysis.
Each of her drawings offers a different experience because it tells something, leads to acceptance of others and reminds us that we must love ourselves more and learn to appreciate life’s little pleasures.