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Artist Statement from the MFA Exhibition: "Trappings is a huntress’ vanity room installation, exhibiting the duality of being feminine while utilizing masculine skills and traits. Keela Dee Dooley is a metalsmith from southwest Virginia, in the Appalachian Mountains where southern culture has gender expectations, stereotypes, and misconceptions. Working in what is considered a “man’s world” she challenges the expected role of a young woman by being skilled in a traditionally male dominated field, ferrous metalsmithing, and referencing the traditionally male dominated practice of hunting. Breaking the boundaries of industrial equipment and material, she creates elegant yet intimidating wearable sculptures out ... continued below

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Dooley, Keela Dee May 2019.

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Artist Statement from the MFA Exhibition: "Trappings is a huntress’ vanity room installation, exhibiting the duality of being feminine while utilizing masculine skills and traits. Keela Dee Dooley is a metalsmith from southwest Virginia, in the Appalachian Mountains where southern culture has gender expectations, stereotypes, and misconceptions. Working in what is considered a “man’s world” she challenges the expected role of a young woman by being skilled in a traditionally male dominated field, ferrous metalsmithing, and referencing the traditionally male dominated practice of hunting. Breaking the boundaries of industrial equipment and material, she creates elegant yet intimidating wearable sculptures out of steel on the CNC Plasma Cutter."

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Trappings (Thesis or Dissertation)

Trappings

Artist Statement from the MFA Exhibition: "Trappings is a huntress’ vanity room installation, exhibiting the duality of being feminine while utilizing masculine skills and traits. Keela Dee Dooley is a metalsmith from southwest Virginia, in the Appalachian Mountains where southern culture has gender expectations, stereotypes, and misconceptions. Working in what is considered a “man’s world” she challenges the expected role of a young woman by being skilled in a traditionally male dominated field, ferrous metalsmithing, and referencing the traditionally male dominated practice of hunting. Breaking the boundaries of industrial equipment and material, she creates elegant yet intimidating wearable sculptures out of steel on the CNC Plasma Cutter."

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Trappings, ark:/67531/metadc1538808

Vanity, Detail - Arm Guard, Palm Dagger, The Catch & Rose (Artwork)

Vanity, Detail - Arm Guard, Palm Dagger, The Catch & Rose

Work of art in MDF, Sterling Silver, Purpleheart wood by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Vanity, Detail - Arm Guard, Palm Dagger, The Catch & Rose - ark:/67531/metadc1551116

Head Trap & Head Mounts (Artwork)

Head Trap & Head Mounts

Work of art in Mild Steel & Pine (CNC Plasma Cut CNC Routed wood) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Head Trap & Head Mounts - ark:/67531/metadc1551147

Heart Trap Chain, Detail (Artwork)

Heart Trap Chain, Detail

Work of art in mild steel & rust (CNC Plasma Cut) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Heart Trap Chain, Detail - ark:/67531/metadc1551030

Bow and Arrows (Artwork)

Bow and Arrows

Work of art in Purpleheart Wood, Mild Steel, Acrylic (CNC Plasma Cut Steel Laser Etch Arcylic) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Bow and Arrows - ark:/67531/metadc1551078

Booby Trap Corset (Artwork)

Booby Trap Corset

Work of art in Powder Coated Mild Steel (CNC Plasma Cut) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Booby Trap Corset - ark:/67531/metadc1551121

Heart Trap Vanity (Artwork)

Heart Trap Vanity

Work of art in MDF, Acrylic Mirror & Faux Fur (CNC Routed MDF) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Heart Trap Vanity - ark:/67531/metadc1551092

Heart Trap Vanity (Artwork)

Heart Trap Vanity

Work of art in MDF, Acrylic Mirror & Faux Fur (CNC Routed MDF) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Heart Trap Vanity - ark:/67531/metadc1551187

Rose Trap Chain (Artwork)

Rose Trap Chain

Work of art in Mild Steel (CNC Plasma Cut) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Rose Trap Chain - ark:/67531/metadc1551200

Thorn Train Trap (Artwork)

Thorn Train Trap

Work of art in Powder Coated Mild Steel (CNC Plasma Cut) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Thorn Train Trap - ark:/67531/metadc1551128

Thorn Train Trap & Corset, Detail (Artwork)

Thorn Train Trap & Corset, Detail

Work of art in Poweder Coated Mild Steel (CNC Plasma Cut) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Thorn Train Trap & Corset, Detail - ark:/67531/metadc1551032

The Catch (Artwork)

The Catch

Work of art in Sterling Silver & Steel by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

The Catch - ark:/67531/metadc1551070

The Catch, Detail (Artwork)

The Catch, Detail

Work of art in Sterling Silver & Steel by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

The Catch, Detail - ark:/67531/metadc1551004

Trappings Exhibition (Artwork)

Trappings Exhibition

Work of art in various media (Oak Street Gallery) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Trappings Exhibition - ark:/67531/metadc1551106

Exhibition, Detail (Artwork)

Exhibition, Detail

Works of art by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition at Oak Street Gallery, entitled "Trappings"

Exhibition, Detail - ark:/67531/metadc1551003

Heart Trap Chain (Artwork)

Heart Trap Chain

Work of art in mild steel & rust (CNC Plasma Cut) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Heart Trap Chain - ark:/67531/metadc1551135

Thorn Train Trap (Artwork)

Thorn Train Trap

Work of art in Poweder Coated Mild Steel (CNC Plasma Cut) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Thorn Train Trap - ark:/67531/metadc1551211

Trappings Exhibition (Artwork)

Trappings Exhibition

Work of art in various media (Oak Street Gallery) by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Trappings Exhibition - ark:/67531/metadc1551126

Trappings, Found Traps Installation (Artwork)

Trappings, Found Traps Installation

Work of art in Found Steel Traps by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Trappings, Found Traps Installation - ark:/67531/metadc1551098

Baby Trap (Artwork)

Baby Trap

Work of art in Sterling Silver by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "Trappings"

Baby Trap - ark:/67531/metadc1551045

Exhibition, Detail (Artwork)

Exhibition, Detail

Works of art by artist Keela Dooley part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition at Oak Street Gallery, entitled "Trappings"

Exhibition, Detail - ark:/67531/metadc1551060

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Dooley, Keela Dee. Trappings, thesis, May 2019; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1538808/: accessed November 23, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.