"Something Scary Something Pretty" (working title) began with a simple inquiry, why is there pink paint on the streets of Knoxville? My project first looked into the Dogwood Trail that started in 1955 and its use of plant material to beautify "the ugliest city in America" and the heritage of garden clubs in America. However, a very timely first-time viewing of Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987) interrupted the peace and reveled the absence of war in the history of the dogwood trail. The project is now an investigation of the relationship between beautiful suburban neighborhoods and the removal of violence from the very dwelling each troop would leave from and return to. This studio is currently in progress and will be updated throughout the semester. 
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