The power of images: Exploring the edges of an alternative paradigm
In this article, my purpose is to explore and understand narrative qualities of Mary Whyte’s paintings of the Gullah community. Whyte is
an American watercolor artist, who has achieved national recognition and who created a large body of work focused on Gullah community
members living and working in coastal Carolina. Whyte also develop a collection of over 50 paintings titled “Working South” that documents
the stories of blue-collar workers in 10 states. These paintings formed a traveling exhibit that was shown at ﬁve museums in the United States.
While both groups of paintings are a testimony to the painter’s abilit to evoke responses in viewers and achieve success, I will concentrate on
representations or stories of the Gullah community.
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Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture
Tuesday, October 28, 2014