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Tara Morton

Work: Barbie Dream Double-Wide
Dimensions: 32 x 13 x 12 in
Masonite, found Barbie accessories
Year: 2009

My experience growing up in a mobile home park drives my work. My old neighborhood is one of countless trailer parks across the country slated for destruction and replacement by luxury townhouses. I create landscapes that mediate between old and new, that talk about social class and stereotypes such as “trailer trash,” using personal experience to illuminate a history of the Midwest.


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Faculty Sponsor: Thad Duhigg