Abstract

The author discusses his discovery of the influence his experience as a child of an alcoholic family has played in his art. Beginning with two exhibitions of art by himself and other Atlanta artists from abusive backgrounds and using examples from his own work, including drawings, prints, paintings, constructions and performances, he shows how his imagery is related to his childhood experiences and feelings. These relations can be understood as visual analogues of the original abuse, its accompanying objects and gestures and the feelings stemming from it.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9282
Print ISSN
0024-094X
Pages
pp. 19-26
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-04
Open Access
No
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