This exhibit explores the connection between the modern world and fairy tales. These familiar tales have been passed down for generations. When these stories are told, there are specific characters we choose, that influence, how we determine our own morality.
The fairy tales we have grown up with, portray their characters as specifically good or evil, i.e. the protagonist and the antagonist, These archetypes of the protagonist and the antagonist are not only used in literature, but also in our daily lives. In our society, there is more ambiguity in determining these roles, Key members in our culture such as politicians, world leaders, pop stars and celebrities are drawn to these specific roles or identify themselves with these archetypes. The difference between our culture and fairy tales is that archetypes are constantly changing. As a society, our morals are constantly being redefined, therefore, allowing the characters in our culture to continually undergo personal transformations.
Katie Hovencamp is an interdisciplinary artist who is based in New York City and Pennsylvania. Hovencamp received her Bachelors degree in Sculpture from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Katie also studied at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA.
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