# 120 Charity Lindop

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Born in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in 1974, Charity Lindop is an artist with a lot on her mind. Birth, Death, Rebirth, God, the Devil, Sex, the Macabre and Humor are just some of the recipes in her cookbook, and she shamelessly confronts them all with the gentle touch of a sledgehammer. Not to say that she isn't a sympathetic creator...she most certainly is...but she is an unafraid creator.

Growing up in a struggling household without too many prospects for a brighter future, Charity escaped into the world of art, and found it comforting and accepting. Using found objects, random curiosities, yesterday's treasures and assorted junk, she began building little shrines to her dreams and nightmares. Her subjects are oftentimes sacred cows, resulting in heated dialogue among her viewers.

Call it "lowbrow", call it "folk", call it whatever you want...one thing must be conceded: Charity's work refuses to be ignored.

 

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