MEET ARTIST AND DESIGNER
In 2001 an accident left Carol a quadriplegic. Carol’s spinal cord was severed resulting in complete paralysis from the chest down. Despite having only some arm movement but complete lack of hand or finger movement Carol was determined to find and embrace the beauty of life. Carol who never painted before her injury spent years teaching herself to use her paralysed hands and with the help of makeshift modifications to brushes and some specially made tools Carol found a way to draw, to paint, and to create.
The Carol Taylor Online Store.
My aim is twofold firstly to create fabric to showcase the artwork of artists with disability - from my time on the board of Arts Access Australia I learned that artist with disability only earn 40% of the able-bodied counterparts.
Secondly to create inclusive clothing designs that appeal to persons with disability or dexterity issues, this doesn’t mean that my designs would exclude able-bodied people. I don’t see the two as mutually exclusive.
The Carol Taylor store will include a collection of fashion and stationery items.