Date of Award
M.F.A. in Art
Art and Art History
Virginia Rougon Chavis
As people we learn through observation. I observed at a young age the importance of using food as a means of celebration, gatherings, and comfort. At a young age, I saw that roles were given to the family members: my grandmother and mother were accepting of their roles as providers of food and my grandfather and father accepted their roles as providing through work. I made a conscious decision about the role I wanted to play. The role of providing through food and serving was more appealing to me. I have a lot of the same views on domesticity as the women of my family. It gives me great pleasure to offer food for my community and to take care of the ones I love. This work is a celebration of the events of my childhood that has shaped me to who I am today. The choice of work displayed depicts the love for making objects that would be used in those celebratory moments with my family, and speaks on the love of femininity, domesticity and utilitarian objects.
Acord, Norma, "Offerings" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 574.