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Ever So Sweetly

Ever So Sweetly


Ever So Sweetly


Christine Buckton Tillman grew up Chicago's Northern Suburbs. It was in this endless network of suburbs that she developed her sincere fascination with artifice. Christine went on to spend seven years in the great state of Iowa, earning her BA from Coe College and her MFA from the University of Iowa. She adopted two cats, fell in love with a nice boy, moved to Maryland, and got married.<br>Christine Buckton Tillman now lives in Baltimore. She exhibits her work frequently in the Mid Atlantic and beyond. She is a member of the Upper School Faculty at the Park School of Baltimore, where she also serves as Exhibitions Educator.
The work I make draws from my collection of images and objects in which I see an inner dichotomy-objects that are at the same time happy and sad, full of joy, and utterly hollow. These objects lose something in translation, the phenomena of a rainbow becomes trite and cliche on the cover of a notebook. I am particularly interested in objects who's meanings confuse their intended purpose, the bride and groom cake topper who's lips are painted askew, the fake wood of wood grain contact paper.<br>"I want my work to transform my collection, making things transcend the world of leftovers and craft store while simultaneously embracing and questioning the ideas of cute, fun, festive, and romantic."


Buckton, Christine


University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History




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The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts


installation, 300 lbs. of cast sugar


Still image
Installations (Visual works)