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A Gardner-Webb University faculty member’s interest in African-American culture has inspired him to spotlight the impact of racial tensions across the country through pieces of sculpture. Doug Knotts, who serves as a professor and the chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Gardner-Webb, created 26 sculptures, titled “Unarmed African American Altered Portrait Heads,” to symbolize those whose deaths inspire dialogue about race relations. “This series is about the loss of life,” he shares, “and the loss of potential contributions to society.”
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Artist’s Sculpture Series Inspired by African-American Experiences" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 864.