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The Decline of Empathy

We are all born nearly the same—99.9% identical in genetic makeup they say.  So why do we fall for the divisive propaganda perpetrated by the current White House administration? Mexico and Central America Throughout the 1500s, Spaniards invaded Mexico and tyrannized the native Aztecs. They plundered Mexico’s mineral wealth, slaughtered and enslaved the natives, forced...

Advertising & Media

Modified from Cultural Woman Value (2016 MFA Thesis) The standards within femininity began to change through the 1960s and 1970s. Expressing dissatisfaction within domestic confinement, women demanded lives outside of the home. Women set about to redefine cultural woman value from its cage of domesticity to contributor of culture. The mass media, now synonymous with the advertising...

Cultural Woman Value

Modified from Cultural Woman Value (2016 MFA Thesis) The American woman has always been measured against problematic standards of feminine ideals. No woman, no matter how charmed her young life, can prepare herself for the onset of ignorance and prejudice embedded within her adult environment. On a daily basis, women encounter criticism aimed at their very...

Pop Art

With pop art sculpture, I find that the rejection of abstraction communicates with a wider audience, a distinctive device of Pop artists. Artist Claes Oldenburg gained enormous recognition during the Pop art movement when he launched into his three-dimensional manifestations of large scale, soft sculptures resembling every-day cultural objects. Oldenburg usually chose food or objects of...