Art 576: Advanced Photography
Digital Prints; 18″ x 12″ & 9″ x 6″
I’m examining the relationship between perceptions of American Indians and signage in Monona, WI that utilizes American Indian names/terms, some of which are offensive. The street signs encompass an eight-block neighborhood situated around Squaw Bay. A law in Monona states that an Indian may not own land; when Native members of the community asked the city council to remove the age-old law, the city council refused stating that it was “not enforced, and therefore not important.” Each street sign image will be juxtaposed next to two smaller accompanying images to provoke thought about Monona’s cultural climate.