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Division of Labour Post Industrialization in the US

The narrative of monuments in the United States corresponds to structural and economic systems developed at the onset of industrialization (late 18th c.) that favored male labour, promotion, esteem, and …

Redefining the Form of Commemorative Monuments

Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial melds form and function to honor every soldier while also activating visitors’ experience in an intimate way. The form of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is …

Rokudenashiko and Gender Bias

Understanding artist Megumi Igarashi’s aka Rokudenashiko’s motivations, as well as the patriarchal traditions that perpetuate male privilege in present-day Japanese culture, gives context to her art while exposing systemic gender …

The Experimental Art of Olafur Eliasson

Materials based research is an essential part of Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson’s approach to exploring new ideas. Eliasson’s work often takes the form of large scale installations that combine technology …

Historic Monument Design in the United States

Monuments, statues, and even fountains used to commemorate people or events considered historically important to an area often become part of the landscape – even more so because so many …

Using Research to Inform Creative Work

Multi-media artist Adriana Corral, and painter/muralist Audrey Chan each conduct considerable research to gain information and insight into their subject matter prior to creating artwork. For these two artists and …