Little sister

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Zoe Sasson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Barbara Campbell Thomas

Abstract: Little Sister rediscovers the excitement, discomforts and the absurdity of growing up as a girl. There is one girl who dictates this story. She is the little sister, and she is the inspiration within my newly created world. She is the version of myself who escaped her reality through fantasy and believed in an unknown, imaginary force that kept her safe when she needed it most. When remembering this younger version, I embrace bodily comforts, found in a wide range of materials such as canvas and fabric, and soft, round, inflated forms that drift on and off the rectangle, creating a condensed imaginary realm. What does it mean to be safe? This is a question that I continue to ask as I revisit themes of destruction and protection, experienced through the eyes of someone who is driven by her own neuroses. She seeks her grandest desires, and sometimes she succeeds. Sometimes she stumbles and falls. In this exploration, memories of trauma overlap with distinctive, lush fantasies, resulting in hybrid paintings that celebrate both the uneasiness and the fantastic reveries of girlhood.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2019
Abstraction, Art, Female anxiety, Girlhood, Humor, Painting
Painting, Abstract
Girls in art
Fantasy in art
Wit and humor in art

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