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Betsy Youngquist tells The Arty Teacher about Playing with Dolls Heads & Humpty Dumpty

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I’ve always been drawn to the beaded creations of Betsy Youngquist.  When I read that Youngquists Art Education had had a museum emphasis this seemed to make sense.  Her creations would fit well in a museum of oddities.  I was also disappointed to read that one of her peers at art school struggled to recognise her work as fine art because it used beads from a craft store.  I believe that, just like Grayson Perry has elevated the craft of the potter to fine art, Betsy Youngquist has elevated the humble bead to a fine art object.  Wouldn’t this make a great debate in class?  Is it art?

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