Project Description

Aimee Liu on Carolyn Hall Young

Poet/Author Aimee Liu tells us about the prolific visual artist Carolyn Hall Young, a painter/printmaker/graphic designer who lived and worked with cancer for decades, creating hauntingly beautiful work. When she became too weak to paint, Carolyn turned to digital arts, opening a door from her sickbed that would engage her with the world as never before. With an iPad Carolyn Hall Young created 1600 mobile art portraits of people all over the world, given freely over the internet, winning awards and the esteem of the art world, as well as the devotion of those she portrayed. Carolyn said, “You never know what you’re going to get to be grateful for.” 

Credits

Director: Julie Hébert
DP: Sevdije Kastrati-Dill
2nd Camera: Johanna Coelho
Sound: Nancy Kwon
Editor: Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir
Color: Bill Dill
Mix: Daniel Raphael
Producer: Courtney Graham

More About…

Aimee Liu

AUTHOR

Aimee Liu is author of the novels Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face. Her nonfiction includes Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders, and a memoir, Solitaire.  She is editor of Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives, co-editor of Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk About Writing, and a contributor to more than half a dozen recent anthologies. She also has co-authored or ghost written more than a dozen nonfiction books and written numerous articles on medical, psychological, literary and political topics for publications such as the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books.  She earned her MFA from Bennington College.

Carolyn Hall Young

ARTIST

Carolyn Hall Young was a painter/printmaker/graphic designer who lived and worked with cancer for decades, creating hauntingly beautiful work. When she became too weak to paint, Carolyn turned to digital arts, opening a door from her sickbed that would engage her with the world as never before. With an iPad Carolyn Hall Young created 1600 mobile art portraits of people all over the world, given freely over the internet, winning awards and the esteem of the art world, as well as the devotion of those she portrayed. Carolyn said, “You never know what you’re going to get to be grateful for.”