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'Rapunzel', mixed media (60 inches by 20 inches by 20 inches) (Copyright 2008 Janet Morrow)

Janet Morrow

For a number of years, Janet Morrow made cakes as a hobby. She believes that our culture is deeply conditioned to the idea that a cake signals celebration and happy anticipation, and we respond accordingly. Based on this concept, she began a series of sculptures in the format of cakes, using materials that create ambivalent feelings in us, such as tobacco and pharmaceuticals. Morrow, who lives in Bedford, Texas, did not begin creating visual art until after the onset of hearing loss, which forced her to look for new methods of communication and ways to make a contribution. Morrow received a bachelor of fine arts in theater from Southern Methodist University in 1979 and is currently a master of fine arts candidate at Intermedia Studio at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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