Contemporary Nursery Rhymes

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Title

Contemporary Nursery Rhymes

Creator

Diane Moen

Description

Copper Etchings, 19 5/8" H. x 15 3/4" W. Per Frame

Currently On Display: School for Social Work and Human Services Department, Temporarily in Storage C

Date Created

2010

Description

Series of Copper Etchings, Framed.

Dimensions

19 5/8" H x 15 3/4" W. Per Frame

Type of Work

Copper Etching, Print Media

Artist Statement

Many nursery rhymes derive from heinous events, social injustices, and extreme poverty throughout history, of which public objection to those conditions was often punishable by death before the crown. It was with song and rhyme, satire and laughter, that people delivered their experiences in secret nonsensical codes while enduring the hardships of life.

In the early twentieth century the 'British Society for Nursery Rhyme Reform' wanted to sanitize nursery rhyme content, a suggestion which psychoanalysis strongly criticized on account of it weakening the symbolic catharsis to children and adults affected by violence and adversity.

Nursery rhymes are somewhat like chants, a different form of communication, and can be another tool for healing and heeding the pitfalls and atrocities of our present day world.

Catalogue #

2010.005.001a-e

Rights

Diane Moen

Availability

Currently On Display

Citation

Diane Moen , “Contemporary Nursery Rhymes,” S'eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, accessed October 20, 2018, http://sag-ufv.ca/items/show/274.