Advisor

Stewart, Connie K.

Committee Member

Goodwin, Donna

Department

Art Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2017

Genre

Thesis

Extent

42 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

This is an art-based research project that explores the effects of poverty. The Seven Modern Icons are influenced by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Rita Irwin’s A/R/tography, and Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty. The study resulted in the creation of the Seven Modern Icons; the icons have their origins in my observations in the psychology and behaviors of poverty. I have established the seven main categories of poverty: safety, family, shelter, school, food, clothing, and transportation. Each of these seven main categories has an icon that represents that category. The icons are intended to represent what I feel is worshiped or what is taking precedence in the lives of people in poverty. This project has also brought back suppressed memories from my own past and has flavored my opinions and feelings towards poverty. This project has bestowed a gift of empathy and a belief that education is the way out of this cycle.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

GoodmanARP_2017

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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