A visual exploration of non traditional identity and place

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McKee, Paul D.

McKee, Paul D. (2007). A visual exploration of non traditional identity and place. In Proceedings : 3rd Annual Symposium : Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS : Wichita State University, p.


The purpose of this study is an ongoing creation of artworks that reflect the ideas of non-traditional identity and the sense of place or placelessness. The works strive to also be readable by a larger viewing audience that just those living non-traditional gender or sexual orientated lives. The artworks are created using elements of symbolism and icons that are reflective of these ideas about inequality in our society and those of my own personal belief system as a gay male. My opinions about place or "home" and identity, become visual questions about why these systems change for peoples with a non-traditional lifestyle. To date, the research has produced approximately 9 paintings and sculptures expressing these ideas.

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Paper presented to the 3rd Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 27, 2007.
Research completed at the Sculpture Department, College of Fine Arts