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Textiles Graduate Students

Jessica May

Reflecting aspects of the family dynamic that I have grown up in, my work deals with the female gender roles that I am expected to fulfill, as well as incorporating criticism I have received on issues such as body weight, wasting potential by pursuing art, and not "settling down". The textile pieces offer subtle commentary on my views of these roles. The six pieces shown are all images from medical diagrams referencing my family's preference for 'doctor' over 'artist' as a career choice. I chose black and tan yarns to express the quality of a page from an old medical text book.

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