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Bernadette Birzer

Work: Portrait of U.S.
Dimensions: 30’ x 15’ x 30’
Materials: Mixed Media
Year: 2008

We are a culture that is hungry, greedy, and afraid of nature. The work I have been making for my Senior Exhibition at the University of Southern Mississippi is about the human condition and its relationship to contemporary American consumer culture. My installation is conceptually inspired by my experiences living in the Philippines juxtaposed with my adventures as a teenager in America. I have observed how people live in a third world country compared to how Americans live, and how American consumerism effects other countries around the world.

University of Southern Mississippi
Faculty Sponsor: Laure Prange