Ring Around the Rosie: Tentative Times
Rita Dibert (BFA 1969, MFA 1971)
Both my painting and photographic work often deals with political issues...and has since my work on the Vietnam War and the Black Action Movement Strike and Native American Movement whilst at UofM in the 60's. I have taught University level Fine Art Photography since beginning at Residential College in the early 70's. I came to New Zealand in 1995 to design the darkrooms and Fine Art Photo curriculum at the Quay School of the Arts in Whanganui. This work is about the recent US Presidential election and the risk it poses not only now but for the future for the US and also for those of us who live in the rest of the world. (The original format of this work was one metre square.)
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.