My name is Carol Phillips Hurst. I am an artist and a photographer working in Capetown in South Africa. My studio is in Simons Town in the Western Cape.
I grew up in the darkroom with my dad from the tender age of two. He also encouraged my art practices. I chose photography as a career and a profession and have been a successful photographer in my country for thirty years now.
Although I am a photographer I have always kept up with my art and studied through various teachers through the years.
It was later in life that I chose to do a BVA degree in the visual arts at the University of South Africa.
Here I learnt that painting pretty pictures was no longer the only option. I became aware of the conceptual art practices thought out the world. This is certainly not new art practice but it is definitely open-ended and thought provoking. Conceptual art tackles many of our social issues today. Political, environmental and gender platforms are structured to voice an idea without persuasion. The art might suggest an impressionable trace for you to think, ponder or even ignore.