Nopalita: A Mythology of Cultural Self-Representation

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The first segment introduces the background information on the use of paños as art by prisoners and how I appropriate the same materials to create and record my own cultural mythology. The Statement of Problem and Questions are about how and what cultural information is chosen in creating a visual mythology. The second segment explains the invention of the mythology by describing why certain experiences were chosen, specifically those of the graduate school experience. Also the development of self-representation through self-portraits is described. The third segment explains the symbolism used in the imagery, such as the cacti as cultural indicator ... continued below

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Medina, Cristina Blasa August 2004.

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The first segment introduces the background information on the use of paños as art by prisoners and how I appropriate the same materials to create and record my own cultural mythology. The Statement of Problem and Questions are about how and what cultural information is chosen in creating a visual mythology. The second segment explains the invention of the mythology by describing why certain experiences were chosen, specifically those of the graduate school experience. Also the development of self-representation through self-portraits is described. The third segment explains the symbolism used in the imagery, such as the cacti as cultural indicator and palimpsest. The fourth segment is a conclusion involving the realization that feeling caught within a hybrid culture is an important part of my identity.

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Medina, Cristina Blasa. Nopalita: A Mythology of Cultural Self-Representation, thesis, August 2004; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4586/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .