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A&E.O- artists and body images

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Megan Evans (evans.484)
Mon, 03 Nov 1997 11:48:11 +0000

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I am a student at OSU. Currently I am working on a lesson plan dealing
with illness in art. One particular artist that I think overlapps with
the ideas of body images is Hannah Wilke. She does artwork about
herself, and sexuality of women. Most of her work is nude photography,
but she also makes sculptures that reflect images of the vulva. In her
work I am focusing on two particular shows. One is of her mother's
battle with breast cancer, and the other is her own battle with
lymphoma. If your life has ever been affected by these diseases the
photographs are hard to deal with, but I am coming to find that this
lesson plan is helping me deal with my own feelings about my mother's
losing battle to breast cancer. For anyone else who is happening to
read this, I am looking for other artists who with illness. I am
currently researching Hannah Wilke, Frida Kahlo, and Keith Haring. I am
interested in finding some more artists if anyone has any suggestions.


Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 16:58:50 -0500
From: kate <gresham.10>
Subject: Re: A&E.NY bookmaking..body image



Also, Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend does nice handpress books -
Swenson at Copper Canyon, phone 360-385-4925.

Ron Hirschi

>hello... is there anyone out there who may have knowledge of where i can
>find more references (web-based or any media otherwise) about artists who
>deal w/ bookmaking or the process of bookmaking.
>also, i am looking for info dealing w/ artists who use concepts of body
>image in their work. maybe you know of particular folks who explore this
>idea through art.

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