Thesis I -Week 5 more research, getting to the good stuff!
I am researching the history of PA Dutch kitsch designs from the 1930's-1980's. When I consider the history of how poorly treated and viewed the PA Dutch were in their early years up through Anti-German hysteria, it amazes me how within the same century (20th), we were hated, then our culture was appropriated and mangled, massed produced patterns and illustrations were extremely popular between the 1930's-1980's. How could the same country hate us so much and suddenly we are
Thesis - Week 1
Thesis: Possible topics for research * Design PA Dutch based surface patterns and creating children’s clothing from these patterns as a way to connect to the culture through touch and embrace in a practical tangible way. An exhibit that breaths new life into old PA Dutch pattern designs. Taking inspiration from fraktur, hex signs, quilts, braided rugs and 40’s-70’s pattern designs. For some reason these patterns stopped being produced and sold. I want to revive these inspirin
Quotes for Thesis
A collection of interviews conducted for my thesis and quotes from the interviews to be used in my thesis. Davies, Diane. Personal interview. Author’s mother talks about PA Dutch culture and her experience within it. 13 March. 2016. Web. < https://www.rachelyoderart.net/single-post/2017/07/24/Quotes-for-Thesis> “In my generation (Baby Boomers) we kinda made fun of the dutchie/dutchified people because of the way they spoke. It wasn’t cool to be dutchie, it just wasn’t cool. A