Collecting, Installation view, mixed media, 2006

S. Bailey Jacobson is an Intermedia B.F.A. candidate at the University of Iowa.  In addition to studying video, installation, and performance art, she is an Art Education and English student. Bailey will spend the semester working as an Artist in Residence at United Action for Youth as part of Intermedia's Artist in Community course. 

"This project began as a fascination and attraction to American resale and flea market ephemera from the 1940's1950's, 1960's, and 1970's. Growing up in a family of antique dealers, I never much cared for the antiquated and old-fashioned styles abundant on my paternal grandparent's farm. Yet, the farther I move from my family the more pleasure I take in such items. I find Americana appealing as reminders of the histories of my families, as ongoing symbols of idealized American morals and characteristics, and as reminders of the sentimental attitudes towards America's past."

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