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October 27, 2013

Peace by pieces: MSU English professor, author, artist unveils first solo art exhibit at SCC

MSU English professor, author, artist unveils first solo art exhibit at SCC

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“I especially liked the images I found in children’s school books from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s,” Joseph said.

Joseph then put the covered blocks together and glued them into a brightly painted frame. The end result is “a collage of collages,” Joseph said.

There are 22 such collages on display in the exhibit. The largest is made up of 48 individual Jenga blocks, while the smallest is only made of five. There are also five collages that are placed on the back of miniature clipboards.

Mat Oliver, a former student of Joseph's, said his favorite piece was “Lovers in Love.” He liked that it had images that one would see in both heterosexual and gay and lesbian pairs. He also liked the cartoon images, which made the piece unique.

When asked about Joseph's favorite piece, she said, “Maybe my favorite is the piece I just finished. Though every time I finish a piece, I think, ‘Oh, that one is my favorite.’”

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