Figure Sculpture and the Ethical Implications of Objectification

Guest blog by Jonathan Steele. A response to Elise Richman's From Ambivalence to Conviction  Working from the figure is an ethical dilemma for me. Because I am male, heterosexual, cisgendered, white, and rich enough to be attending University of Puget Sound, I come from an angle of every privilege. As Elise Richman states in her post From [...]

From Ambivalence to Conviction: Why I Teach Figure Drawing and Painting

Guest blog by Elise Richman, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Puget Sound  Painting has a checkered past and I’m not referring to the modernist grid (pardon the bad painter humor).  Consider how aligned it has been with the rich and powerful and the ubiquitous paintings of passive female nudes on display at [...]