Entry Title: "Drawing Indentity"
Joan Ryan
, United States
Category and Expertise: Illustration, Professional

Entry Description:

Nostalgia, the word derived from the Greek, nostos, to return
home and the suffix, algia, meaning pain.

A return to the nostalgic, a global legacy, is pervasive in post-modern search for identity.
The works enclosed are recent works that focus on issues of cultural identity
by re examining and manipulating images of childhood experiences. These images
are not nostalgic but juxtapose childhood naivety with realities of the 21st century. Many of the images are recognizable childhood experiences derived from old magazines, books and popular cultural magazines. The re-presentation of culturally familiar images is given to the viewer to challenge and critique traditional stereotypes of human identity

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