Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Art (MFA)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Ceramics, Charlie Brown, Ice Cream, Lawn Jockeys, Race, White Privilege
Ice Cream is a series of 2D and 3D depictions of lawn ornaments, Charlie Brown, and novelty ice cream bars, which question how White America is indoctrinated through seemingly innocuous images and objects. The exhibition unveils the white supremacy fostered within the American way of life and articulates an environment where Americans act in racist ways when they believe they are acting morally. The research found within Ice Cream attempts to dismantle the foundation these justifications are built upon. This honesty, coupled with acknowledging that these historic traditions are rooted in racial constructs, will result in a double consciousness and the ability to move toward building an inclusive human community.
Peterson, R. F. (2018). Ice Cream. Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/2819