Mary Douglas

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Mary Douglas
Also Known as
Mary F. Douglas
Taylorsville, North Carolina
born Taylorsville, NC 1956
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Mary Douglas believes that our history as a nation is made up of many private, personal memories embodied in souvenirs. Such memories are just as important, she feels, as the official” history taught in our institutions. For Douglas, even the most humble objects can tell us about the cultures they come from. Her works look like mass-produced souvenirs, but are crafted with an artisan’s care. “[I aspire to] the object that has traditionally graced the walls of kitchens and living rooms, providing comfort as a decorative … reminder of where we have been or would like to be.” Artist quoted in Do Not Touch… (Exhibition Catalogue), 1997

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