Event Title

Political Passion: A Series of Woodcuts

Location

CSU 253

Start Date

20-4-2015 11:05 AM

End Date

20-4-2015 12:05 PM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Josh Winkler

Mentor's Email Address

joshua.winkler@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

Racial bias, discrimination and hatred have always been a problem in the world. Over the last few years there have been many occasions where the idea of racism has been seen and the actions of people have come into question. The events in Ferguson Missouri, New York, and many other places throughout the country have caused a larger group of people to get more involved with the issues of racism. Large demonstrations and protests have been held throughout the country and it has allowed for a lot of light to be shed on the issue. One fallback of all these demonstrations is unfortunately they erupt into riots, which result in shootings, beatings, looting, and other unfortunate events. I believe that these events deserve attention and my woodcuts are intended to shed light on the heated issues. This series of three woodcuts will display the graphic nature of these issues that have flooded the media. Using the bold style of woodcut prints I am able to show the graphic nature of these issues in a simple and straightforward way. I also enjoy incorporating text because it allows the viewer to better connect and understand the piece. The prints will be presented in hand made wooden frames. Through the process or creating these prints there was a lot of research that I had to do. First looking through news articles from the past few years in order to find specific events that relate to my piece. I then had to look through hundreds of pictures from different cases, demonstrations, and riots. When looking at these pictures and become familiar with bigger issues of racism it was interesting to see the new developments in these cases as they were happening. Personally I became more aware of the racial tension throughout the county and realized that there is a lot of change, development, and understanding that the people of this country have to go through before we can life in a place where people are treated equal and people do not have to be afraid in their own communities.

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Apr 20th, 11:05 AM Apr 20th, 12:05 PM

Political Passion: A Series of Woodcuts

CSU 253

Racial bias, discrimination and hatred have always been a problem in the world. Over the last few years there have been many occasions where the idea of racism has been seen and the actions of people have come into question. The events in Ferguson Missouri, New York, and many other places throughout the country have caused a larger group of people to get more involved with the issues of racism. Large demonstrations and protests have been held throughout the country and it has allowed for a lot of light to be shed on the issue. One fallback of all these demonstrations is unfortunately they erupt into riots, which result in shootings, beatings, looting, and other unfortunate events. I believe that these events deserve attention and my woodcuts are intended to shed light on the heated issues. This series of three woodcuts will display the graphic nature of these issues that have flooded the media. Using the bold style of woodcut prints I am able to show the graphic nature of these issues in a simple and straightforward way. I also enjoy incorporating text because it allows the viewer to better connect and understand the piece. The prints will be presented in hand made wooden frames. Through the process or creating these prints there was a lot of research that I had to do. First looking through news articles from the past few years in order to find specific events that relate to my piece. I then had to look through hundreds of pictures from different cases, demonstrations, and riots. When looking at these pictures and become familiar with bigger issues of racism it was interesting to see the new developments in these cases as they were happening. Personally I became more aware of the racial tension throughout the county and realized that there is a lot of change, development, and understanding that the people of this country have to go through before we can life in a place where people are treated equal and people do not have to be afraid in their own communities.

Recommended Citation

Price, Niko. "Political Passion: A Series of Woodcuts." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/oral_session_04/1