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Spirit of the Delta (Electronic book text)
Spirit of the Delta (Electronic book text): Dorothy Sample Shawhan
Spirit of the Delta (Electronic book text): Dorothy Sample Shawhan

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Dorothy Sample Shawhan

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Raised in West Virginia, self-taught artist Carolyn Norris (b. 1948) moved as a young woman of twenty-one to Cleveland, Mississippi, a quintessential Delta railroad town on the famous blues Highway 61. To create one of her first paintings, she tore the wooden back off a dresser to use as a canvas. She painted with available house paint and completed the painting with face makeup. Thus began the realization of a passionate need to paint.Eventually, Norris came to serve as the visual griot of Cleveland. She has used a variety of media, painting on canvas, wood, paper, cardboard, glass, plates, tiles, sheets, floor covering, and mirrors. She also uses her garage door as a giant mural chronicling community events. In her extraordinary images, Norris shows daily black life in the modern Delta."Spirit of the Delta" contains 115 color images pulled from Norris's twenty-five years as a painter. Her existing artwork has been photographed by noted local photographer Kim Rushing and copies of the works that no longer exist have been found whenever possible. The book features a biographical essay on Carolyn Norris by Dorothy Sample Shawhan and an essay on her artwork by critic Patti Carr Black, who places Norris within self-taught traditions. In an interview with folklorist Tom Rankin, which took place in 1991, Norris explains the centrality of art in her life.

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Imprint: University Press Of Mississippi
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2011
Authors: Dorothy Sample Shawhan
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-1-283-19340-5
Barcode: 9781283193405
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Decorative arts & crafts > Folk art
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists
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LSN: 1-283-19340-X

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