Aluminum Sioux camps

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sean David Ross (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Richard Tichich

Abstract: Through painted compositions, the objective of this thesis is to provide an analysis of ethnicity, gender, race and social-domestic practices within a multitude of varying metaphorical signifiers embedded in the content, composition, schemes of color, execution of line and overall subject matter. To be more specific, the thesis exhibit consists of compositions on three painted, wooden structures that hang horizontally on an identified wall space in a gallery in the Cherokee Central School Performing Arts Center. The wooden structures vary in size from 5’x7’ to 6’x9’. The color execution of the compositions are delivered in the mediums of acrylic and enamel with a focus on regional class/cultural practices in the aspect of domestic social living arrangements. Pinpointing this identification within the compositions is the common element of the regional icon of the singlewide mobile home. Additionally, there are underlying icons of “Native ethnicity” present within the images. It is the intent for these icons to exist covertly within the composition; creating an establishment of image unencumbered by preconceived notions and icons that so commonly swirl around Native art. The Works Cited page highlights some of artistic influences that have driven the stylistic establishments of these particular compositions. A few of the influences cited in this thesis include, Fritz Scholder, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2012
cluster, Housing, Indigenous, Prefabrication, Singlewide
Painting, American
Indians in art

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