Skip to comments.Miami art professor cut up American flags and turned them into KKK hoods
Posted on 11/02/2017 11:06:24 AM PDT by markomalley
A University of Miami art professor caused a stir in the art community after turning American flags into Ku Klux Klan (KKK) hoods.
Billie Grace Lynn, a University of Miami associate professor of sculpture, created the project, titled American Mask. The American flags have eyes burnt out and are displayed on a cart with wheels in the shape of swastikas.
American Mask is a work suggesting that bigotry and racism are hiding behind our American flag. By using the shape of KKK hoods made from the American flags, I point to our sad history of intolerance and violence and hope that the work acts to awaken citizens to the danger of confusing bigotry with patriotism, Lynn wrote on her personal website.
American Mask will be on display at the University of Miamis annual faculty art show inside the Wynwood Building until Nov. 12, Miami New Times reported.
Lynn, who was raised in Louisiana and earned an undergraduate degree from Tulane University and a master of fine arts in sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute, said she created the artwork in response to watching people walk with American and Nazi flags during the Charlottesville protest in August.
I just thought, thats what needs to be protested that the American flag is positioned in between those two symbols of hatred and racism, she told the University of Miami News. If there was ever a time to show this work, its now.
I consider myself a patriot, Lynn told the Miami New Times. We have to wake up and see what is happening in our own country.
I have been really disturbed by all the things that have happened in this country, particularly since the election, she said. People really felt they could hide their racism behind the flag The flag is not sacred in itself.
Ive always felt that art could and should act as a mirror to the culture, so that we can have these kinds of conversations within the context of talking about art, Lynn told the University of Miami News.
Lynn detailed a conversation she had with an angry construction worker who considered the piece to be racist.
I asked him what he thought it meant and he said, Its racist. And I said, Well, it is racist, its about racism. Its about people hiding their racism behind the flag, behind their patriotism. Instantly all of his angry energy just dissipated as he had this realization. This is what democracy is. Its messy business and it requires us to talk with each other, Lynn said.
Paging Keef (worst person in the world) Olbermann...go get ‘im!
Do we know if she has a federal art grant that she’s using for her work?
She looks like a lonely lesbian.
Such a brave art professor!!!
To be really cutting edge - Why didn’t he cut up a koran and make bacon strips out of them?
Now, THAT, would be ART!
Yeah she's a nutcase for sure.
This POS should have a serious butt kicking in advance of deportation.
Does this person look psychologically normal? Not to me.
This person (feeling generous) needs a burlap bag hood and a few folks with 2X4s to tenderize.
Angry commie bulldyke (and self-loathing white).
A total tit-head!
Sorry, cant take anyone seriously who wears teats on her head!
That’s the professor riding Madcow. Madcow probably doesn’t mind.
And/Or a reprobate mind.
“Look at meeeeeeee....”
That just proves what a boob she is
He must be so cool! Does he smoke clove cigarettes too?
So the nation whose citizens fought under that flag that resulted in the end of slavery, should be denigrated?
Some of these people, it defies logic they could poop without directions handy.
A Class on the History of the Demonrat party?
liberalism is truly a mental disorder..not her first trip down this road
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