Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies
Art and Design
redneck, anti-aesthetic, grotesque, carnivalesque, regionalism
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.
© Judge Bockman
Bockman, Judge, "Shannon County Warrants" (2017). MSU Graduate Theses. 3192.