Event Title

Voices of the Flesh

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

9-4-2012 10:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2012 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Brian Frink

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

The purpose of this project is to seek a personal and metaphorical connection to the women of my past through the symbolic performative act of scrubbing and abolishing the surface I am painting them on. Through this act I am fostering a relationship between the paint and the idea of women having their presence and history erased. By first painting the women in a more photo-realistic manner and then altering them, through the process of scrubbing, into ghostly images I will show where they were then and where they are now. I am fusing the act of scrubbing with the process of painting, thus re-contextualizing the formal choices in nature made through the removal of paint and addition of mark making with a scrubbing brush. The performative act is a way for me to experience the physical drudgery and trials they withstood, such as the domestic duties that have been associated with women, and to make a record of that action. I feel this act of scrubbing is a metaphorical comment on women, their roles and their history. By doing so my goal is to make the viewer examine how they see women.

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Apr 9th, 10:00 AM Apr 9th, 11:00 AM

Voices of the Flesh

CSU 203

The purpose of this project is to seek a personal and metaphorical connection to the women of my past through the symbolic performative act of scrubbing and abolishing the surface I am painting them on. Through this act I am fostering a relationship between the paint and the idea of women having their presence and history erased. By first painting the women in a more photo-realistic manner and then altering them, through the process of scrubbing, into ghostly images I will show where they were then and where they are now. I am fusing the act of scrubbing with the process of painting, thus re-contextualizing the formal choices in nature made through the removal of paint and addition of mark making with a scrubbing brush. The performative act is a way for me to experience the physical drudgery and trials they withstood, such as the domestic duties that have been associated with women, and to make a record of that action. I feel this act of scrubbing is a metaphorical comment on women, their roles and their history. By doing so my goal is to make the viewer examine how they see women.

Recommended Citation

Thier, Hope. "Voices of the Flesh." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/oral-session-03/1