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dc.contributor.authorWoloson, Wendy Adairen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-12T20:39:08Z
dc.date.available2015-05-12T20:39:08Z
dc.date.issued1990en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/6911en
dc.description.abstractUsing cakes as subject matter is a continuation of the food imagery I have drawn from in the past. Party cakes, especially, represent an excessive consumption at luxurious, festive gatherings. In a larger context, the cakes allude to a delirious atmosphere paralleling the vacant mentality promoted by the mass media in our culture. I direct this criticism through my work by creating the cakes with "flavors" - specific popular belief systems that "decorate" the cakes with satirical commentary. Thus, the super-saturated tiered cake with candle-crown and banner embodies the superficial idealization of a pageant queen. Because their hats are alike, the Pope and a Klansman share a cake in an uncomfortable stasis of competing ideologies. The decorative dome atop the Capitol transforms into a hovering U.F.O., suggesting a recent or imminent invasion. The humor in my work serves as an important vehicle for conveying more serious ideas. I question peoples' blind reliance on established beliefs and obsolescent attitudes. My scope ranges from ancient religious adoration to the deification of certain contemporary institutions. I have chosen to work with both prints and sculptures due to my eclectic technical background.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshArt--Exhibitionsen
dc.subject.lcshMetal-worken
dc.subject.lcshPrints--Techniqueen
dc.subject.lcshAluminumen
dc.subject.lcshCakeen
dc.titleCake-o-ramaen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 1990 by Wendy Adair Wolosonen
thesis.catalog.ckey11448en
thesis.degree.departmentArt.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMFAen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage25en
mus.data.thumbpage11en


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