Make it Plain: MFA Thesis - Metal
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Art metal-work Exhibitions
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Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Gender studies
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Sociology
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects::Archaeology subjects::African and comparative archaelogy
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Art
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AbstractKnowing the history of craft and the material traditions are important to making my work. I insist on having this metalsmithing label, and I purposely challenge and subvert the discourse of what a metalsmith is. As a metalsmith I investigate like an archaeologist, and I search for objects and people that reflect the history of post colonialism in America. I had to take a critical look at the effects of slavery had on this country. How this country was built with was on the backs of slaves. History excludes working class minorities: The faceless and nameless who worked the land picking cotton, digging coal, and cleaning ditches.
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