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Lesson Plans

"Revenge of the Goldfish"

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J. Pease (jpease)
Wed, 28 Feb 1996 11:16:20 -0800

Terry - I am truly impressed that you have answered my question so promptly
and so thoughtfully. I had never considered an interpretation of "incest",
but unfortunately that occurred to me when I read the woman in the bed
referred to as "mother". Considering Skoglund's body of work, I would
consider an interpretation of incest to be inconsistent. However, if I
interpret the image to be a case of sexual awakening and not literally
sexual activity, then I can certainly understand and accept the designation
of the woman as mother. I was truly surprised to learn that Sandy thought
of the two figures as mother and son.
Once again I would like to compliment you and the Getty Center for making
this resource on Sandy Skoglund available, not only to art educators but to
anyone that is interested in contemporary art. It has been very stimulating
for me to read the articles and the online discussions. Keep up the great