Working layers: Distinguished Visiting Artist Mildred Howard uses various media to examine social issues

Daily Oklahoman - 02-10


NORMAN – Mildred Howard works in layers, whether she’s collaging vintage newsprint with recent photographs, looking for the interplay of shadows outside a small house of miniature bottles or arranging reflections inside a one-room hall of mirrors into “areas of infinity that go on and on.” “It’s like the layering of information, the layering of life experiences. Everyone is, I always say, multi-dimensional. … I think compositionally it looks interesting,” she said. “But it’s also the layering of information, to look beyond just the surface. … Hopefully, for the viewer or the spectator, I (want to) challenge how they see the world.”