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Domestic Diva (Name removed) Humanities 1301 July 23, 2007
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(Name removed) The Domestic Diva I chose the simple process of baking a cake from scratch as the subject of my creative project. I reference several issues in my photographic sequence, including our culture's exaltation of the cooking process (in this instance, baking) into entertainment and the cook or chef as celebrity. The transformation of ingredients into a cake is secondary to the transformation of the cook into a personality, a "star" and into a modern archetype, the domestic diva . Contemporary cooking shows instruct their audience not only how to make delicious meals for family and friends, but also sell the idea that you too, in your own home, can be Martha Stewart or Paula Dean. I also reference the almost impossible standards set by these shows and by our culture's idealization of the homemaker who is perfect in every way. Part of my inspiration for the sequence and the persona that evolves in it comes from the conceptual photographer and artist Cindy
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course HUMA 1301 taught by Professor Boyd during the Fall '08 term at Collin College.

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