SISTER CORITA KENT : POP CULTURE ARTIST X SOCIAL ACTIVIST

Corita Kent (November 20, 1918 – September 18, 1986), aka Sister Mary Corita Kent, was born Frances Elizabeth Kent in Fort Dodge, Iowa.[Kent was an American artist and an educator.  She bagan using popular culture as raw material for her work i. Her screen prints often incorporated the archetypical product of brands of American consumerism alongside spiritual texts. Her design process involved appropriating an original advertising graphic to suit her idea; for example, she would tear, rip, or crumble the image, then re-photograph it. She often used grocery store signage, texts from scripture, newspaper clippings, song lyrics, and writings from literary greats such as Gertrude Stein, e. e. cummings, and Albert Camus as the textual focal point of her work. [Source Wikipedia]

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