Carol Hayman, photographer and printmaker, lives in Austin, Texas where she is a retired Professor of Anthropology from Austin Community College. She prints at Slugfest Print Studio, where her photographs become fine art prints or photo etchings, using polymer plates, an intaglio French Tool press named Andre Eugene Beaudoin, handmade paper, and Charbonnel ink. She has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, England, France, Spain, Bulgaria and other countries. Her work is included in the collections of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Woodlands School Art Trust, the University Health System San Antonio, and the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago.
Carol Hayman's work suggests myths and daydreams in a dreamworld of cosmic nature, evoking notions of disappearance, deconstruction, and self-effacement. Themes deal with myth-making attached to objects and locations from urban legends to Native-American and Aboriginal story-telling, with Greek, Roman, Japanese, and Norse mythology, heroes, sheroes, and super-heroes, in comic books, sci-fi tales, creation myths and ghost stories. The mythological world is part of being human. These prints bridge past and present, the mystical and concrete.