C’ood: a democracy experiment
Margaret Parker (BFA 1969)
I want to be submerged in living experience, to use paint, installation, textiles, sculpture or language to create metaphorical spaces where viewers see their lives as part of a larger communal epic. Early work in theatre, dance and opera design gave me a heightened appreciation of the power of spatial surroundings. I aim to pull the viewer into a protected space where complex contemporary issues can be re-imagined. I see myself as an American, carrying on the tradition of building a New World.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.