Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art and Design
Nancy Floyd- Chair
The Culinary Browns is an experimental documentary that traces four generations of the Brown family beginning with Bob Brown, my great-grandfather, a writer of pulp fiction, modern poetry, cookbooks and social commentary. This documentary is not a linear history or purely factual document, but instead, uses personal experience as a means to generate more universal connections to the inherently dysfunctional dynamics of family, the fragmentary quality of memory, and to ultimately remind the viewer that history is relative.
Brown, Phoebe, "The Culinary Browns: A Film about Family" (2009). Art and Design Theses. Paper 53.