Teacher Resources

Arlene Stamp

Modern Mother, 1998

Essential Questions

  • Does it speak about how we construct personal identity? "The way we struggle for a uniqueness constructed out of the examples provided in popular media." (Arlene Stamp).
  • Is our identity determined by the society in which we were born or the society in which we live?

Discussions

  • What makes you unique?
  • How does popular media influence how you dress?
  • How do you think popular media influenced how your parents dressed?

Suggested Activity

  • Create a piece of art that reflects who other people think you are.
  • Create another piece of art that reflects who you really are.
  • Create a self-portrait with no face.

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