#115 Carole Alden, Artist

felony inc podcast

Sep 16 2020 • 53 mins

Justice Arts Coalition member, Carole Alden, is currently dodging the fires in Utah. Born in France as part of a military family, Carole moved back to the US as a baby, moved around the western states plus a stint in New Zealand, getting married and settling in Utah. With an artists' bent "from birth", Carole was constantly scanning for all the elements to make something; rocks, sticks, clay. A high school teacher encouraged her to feel she could make a living as an artists and that was the catalyst. "Aggravation is the mother of Invention" became her motto and adversity was her partner in prison, pushing her to learn to create. A self-proclaimed idiot savant when it comes to crochet, Carole's first notoriety as an artist came with creating a salamander while in prison and sending it off; the big start. Married to a man who pretended to be kind and loving, he turned out to be a con artist to marry and defraud his string of wives. When he realized Carole was not a goldmine, he became abusive and tried to kill her. Not getting police protection and cornered by him one night, Carole shot him and he died. Politically, the environment was against her and she had to take a plea bargain and gave up. She received her sentence and served partly in prison and county jail, which was much more restrictive than prison. But she overcame and now shares her talent to help heal. Felony Inc Podcast with your hosts Dick Hennessy and Meg Thibodeaux We record the Felony Inc Podcast inside NedSpace in the Bigfoot Podcast Studio in beautiful downtown Portland. Audio engineer, mixer and podcast editor is Allon Beausoleil Show logo was designed by Carolyn Main Website was designed by Cameron Grimes Production assistant is Chelsea Lancaster Felony Inc Podcast supports City Central Concern at centralcityconcern.org 10% of gross revenue at Startup Radio Network goes to support women entrepreneurs in developing countries thru kiva.org/lender/markgrimes Listen to the Felony Inc Podcast every Friday at 10:00am pacific time on Startup Radio Network at startupradionetwork.com