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Day 17 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “Inner View” in response to Kerry James Marshall’s “Untitled”

Day 17 BIG QUESTIONS

1. What creative possibilities seem best accomplished through visual art?

2. What creative possibilities seem best accomplished through literary art?

3. What turns respectful observation into objectifying voyerism?

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Day 16 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “Untitled” in response to Mark Bradford’s “Whore in the Church House”

Day 16 BIG QUESTIONS

1. When can mental shortcuts help versus harm?

2.What are some of your mental shortcuts?

3. What is the difference between a definition, description, and stereotype?

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Day 15 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “Hero Shaping” in response to “Esquire (or John Henry)” by David Hammons

Day 15 BIG QUESTIONS

1. What makes a good storytelling, hero shaping, talking gallery cultural space? Where do you go to hear and be a part of stories?

2. How does a person's life story move from everyday human to hero? How does hero shaping affect our view of a person's humanity?

3. Can everyone make art? Why? Why not?

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Day 14 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “Collective Solos” in relation to :Basic Training 1, 2, 3, and 4″ by Noah Davis

Day 14 BIG QUESTIONS

1. When do you activate versus shut down your internal editor?

2. What is the worst possible thing you could let slip past your internal editor? Why would it be a bad thing to let out... embarrassing, untrue, too true, offensive, etc.?

3. What evokes a stronger emotion in you: loneliness or being alone?

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Day 13 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “Field of Dreams” in relation to “One Day and Back Then (Seated)” by Xaveira Simmons

Day 13 BIG QUESTIONS

1. What preposition (relational/positional word) do you use to describe your connection to Americanness?

2. What preposition (relational/positional word) do you use to describe your connection to skin color?

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Day 12 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “Unblanking the Page” in relation to Wangechi Mutu’s “Non je ne regretta rien”

Day 12 BIG QUESTIONS

1. What resilience tools do you use to recover from mistakes?

2. Consider a time when someone has mispronounced or somehow altered your name or part of your identity (title, bio, etc). How did you react? Why?

3. Are there types of language or styles of names (with cultural implications, not including expletives) that you prefer not to hold in your mouth? Why?

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Day 11 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “Not a Self Portrait” in relation to “Love Pam” by Henry Taylor

Day 11 BIG QUESTIONS

1. If people paid very close attention, what would they know about you and your life that most don't quite seem to see right now?

2. How do you know what you know? Describe your observation, critical thinking,
and learning processes

3. What do you think of the phrase "trying to be authentic"? Do you think most people are more comfortable with artifice or authenticity? Why?

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Day 10 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “Taking & Making” in relation to “You Became a Scientific Profile/An Anthropological….” Carrie Mae Weems

Day 10 BIG QUESTIONS

1. What is your process of deciding if an image is destructive versus constructive? Do you focus primarily on your reaction to the work, other people's reactions, the artist's intentions, content, etc.?

2. How do visual art and poetry add to what we know of our history?

3. Based on the fine art currently being created, what do you imagine people in the future will think of our time?

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Day 9 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “Untitled (dirty carpet)” in relation to “Untitled” by Rodney McMillan

Day 9 BIG QUESTIONS

1. With what or with whom might you replace the word carpet? How and where has their presence been called into question?

2. When/where has your presence been called into question and how did you handle it?

3. How do you define fine art? What and/or whose work sits outside of that category for you?

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Day 8 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “Alter/Altar” in relation to Rashid Johnson’s “I Who have Nothing”

Day 8 BIG QUESTIONS

1. Consider a time that you first recognized something that had been around you for a long time...

2. What made you suddenly take notice despite its longstanding presence? Did the experience affect your future way of seeing?

3. Is it easier for you to give when you have a little or a lot? Why?

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Day 7 of 30x30x30 Stephanie Pruitt’s “When Flight is Not Enough” in relation to “Basketball and Chain” by Hank Willis Thomas

Day 7 BIG QUESTIONS

1. How has exceptionalism affected your life and/or people’s expectations of you?

2. When (and based off of what expectations) can you predict a person’s next steps?

3. What is your personal brand? What traits, styles, items, etc. compose your recognizable image?

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