I Scream, You Scream by Kelsey Ruggaard
Kelsey Ruggaard’s print “I Scream, You Scream” is featured in the 2016 volume of the University of Colorado Honors Journal.
This print makes light of a tragic moment in history. By using bright fun colors, whimsical imagery and a pun for a title, I Scream, You Scream is a humorous take on the Titanic crash and subsequent sinking. In 1912 the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg killing more than 1,500 people. Instead of an iceberg, however, this ship has struck an ice cream cone, mimicking the wafer often sticking out of the soft-serve delight. The title is referencing a popular 1927 song with the lyrics:
Tuesdays, Mondays, we all scream for sundaes
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream
That is known and sung to this day. It also doubles as a reference to the screams of the passengers on the sinking ship. The print aims to poke fun at the idealization of this event as well as the morbid attraction people have to it. They revel in new information as if it were good enough to eat.
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