Improbable beauty

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Karen Maness (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Mariam Stephan

Abstract: My art allows a space for the questions and struggles about my upbringing and the taboos embedded in it to be fully explicated. My memories, identity, views on the roles of women in American society, and religious upbringing come together in my work to create a space where the glittering, opulent, shiny, brightly colored, ornamented, and prohibited pieces of my past can triumph. My work combines the dualities inherent in being an artist operating between responsibilities to my family, church, husband, society, and artistic community.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Beauty, Feminism, Materials, Ritual, Southern
Subjects
Art, Modern.
Installations (Art)

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