A Democratic Art
This is a report on my creative research and it is written in support of my thesis exhibition entitled A Democratic Art. This thesis is an investigation into the ways printmaking is celebrated within the printmaking community, with particular attention given to the notion that printmaking is the most democratic of all art forms. In exploring the concept of a democratic art, I will consider democratic participation that has taken place throughout the history of the United States. This work is the result of my experience working as a collaborative fine art printer and the satisfaction I have derived from my involvement in these endeavors, coupled with my concern for the relationship between this specialized labor and the constant struggle for social justice within the broader political economy to which it is inevitably tied.
Smoot, Michael. (January 2013). A Democratic Art (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4232.)
Smoot, Michael. A Democratic Art. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2013. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4232. December 16, 2018.
Smoot, Michael, “A Democratic Art” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2013).
Smoot, Michael. A Democratic Art [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2013.
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