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This statement is about mt life-centered issue I am addressing for an
art education course at Ohio State. I am addressing the issue of how
gender roles and family influence women's art. So far I have researched
Faith Ringgold, but am not sure what other artists address this issue.
I am really interested in how contemporary women artists deal with
tradition in art, and within the family. Quilting is an example of
this. I think that Faith Ringgold addresses both the issues of family
and gender in her "quilt-paintings."
I would like to know if anyone has any suggestions for other artists
that address these issues in different mediums. I am thinking about
pottery or other traditional art forms. I am especially interested in
the ideas of passing on tradition through generations of women, and how
these traditional mediums have changed. In my art, I deal with these
issues (through sculpture).
If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Also, if any
teachers have addressed similar issues in their classrooms, please give
me feedback and information about your experiences.
Melinda Noragon - OSU