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Our Bodies, Our Stories

Status Current
Seeking Researchers No
Start Date 12/01/2011
End Date 06/01/2012
Funding Source Undergraduate Research Grant
Funding Amount
Community Partner
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Last Updated 03/25/2012 03:02PM


  Garry Kaulitz

Student Researchers
  Nancy Stallings


My project is about women’s experiences in life as told through their physical bodies. I especially want to explore two themes: how women experience and respond to the physical changes related to the life cycle and aging, and how their stories are affected by cultural expectations and ideals of femininity. I will use materials and techniques that are associated with traditionally feminine activities such as sewing, beadwork, and printing on fabric to create a mixed-media portrait of each woman. The project will feature the accounts of three women in their eighties, honoring the female figure as its subject and exploring each woman’s perspective on her aging body. The completed portraits will use a combination of 2- and 3-dimensional, visual and audio formats to interpret the women’s stories and develop them for gallery presentation.

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