TM Dossett

Philadelphia

  • Created:
  • 1996
  • Size:
  • 37 x 58 in.
  • Medium:
  • Felt on canvas
  • Location:
  • Aldrich Hall 1st Floor

In October 1971 I had my name changed in the Washington, DC courts to Thornton M. Dossett. Dossett's work has been directed at creating a personal visual language in the narrative form. The Dossett work refers in large part to race relations and the issues and events surrounding race relations that I witnessed growing up in the South. The contradictions, irony, fear, anger, etc., that effected me as a white male in a society that was going through a profound and fundamental change is something that I feel compelled to express. The positives and negatives of two cultures totally unique in our country, one enslaved the other defeated and occupied, coming together to create a culture we call "Southern."
-TM Dossett

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