Hair, art, and identity

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dc.contributor.advisor Charles, Michael Ray, 1967-
dc.creator Coleman, Christina Blair 2012-08-22T14:35:09Z 2012-08-22T14:35:09Z 2012-05 2012-08-22 May 2012
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this report is to discuss the artwork I have produced over the past three years while in attendance at The University of Texas at Austin. My artwork consists of sculptures, drawings, and installations that investigate certain aspects of the politics of black hair as they relate to my identity as an African American woman. These aspects are intimacy, beauty standards, and empowerment. I use hair and hair care products as my materials with which to create. I specifically focus on hair care products which I used when I was a young girl including Blue Magic hair grease and barrettes, products which for many black women are associated with childhood. My aim is to create artwork that changes hair and hair care products from mundane grooming tools into valuable cultural artifacts.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Hair
dc.subject Sculpture
dc.subject Cultural experiences
dc.title Hair, art, and identity 2012-08-22T14:38:19Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5887
dc.contributor.committeeMember Liu, Beili
dc.description.department Studio Art
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text Studio Art Studio Art University of Texas at Austin Masters Master of Fine Arts

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