Benny Carter was born in 1943 in High point, North Carolina. His yard is filled with colorful birdhouses, totems and sculptures, all made from found objects. His paintings show the influence of frequent visits to New York and often include pain-staking detailed depictions of the skyline and waterfront. The Statue of Liberty is also another favorite subject, as are biblical stories. Adam looks alot like Elvis.
The work is usually lively colors but that should not mask some of the subtle messages he sometimes conveys about historical and contemporary issues.