Author

Judge Bockman

Date of Graduation

Spring 2017

Degree

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies

Department

Art and Design

Committee Chair

Eric Pervukhin

Keywords

redneck, anti-aesthetic, grotesque, carnivalesque, regionalism

Subject Categories

Fine Arts

Abstract

Finding amusement in the realm of the grotesque can alleviate some of the uncomfortable and inevitable parts of our nature. In my work, by creating images closely related to cartoons or other benign media (i.e. puppets, old country songs and toys.), I am able to illuminate the dark aspects of the redneck culture in a blithe and lighthearted manner inviting the viewer to contemplate and challenge regional stereotypes.

Copyright

© Judge Bockman

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Fine Arts Commons

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