Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award

5-2011

Thesis Professor(s)

Anita DeAngelis, Mira Gerard

Thesis Professor Department

Art and Design

Thesis Reader(s)

Kathleen Grover

Abstract

The artist discusses her Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Stray, held at Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, from April 4th to April 8th. The show exhibit consists largely of self-portraits derived from the artist’s dreams, in an array of media including mixed media on paper, oil on canvas, and wire frame sculpture, all completed in the Spring of 2011, with the exception of one sculpture.

Ideas explored include the influence of dreams, representation of the self, masking, disguising, the loss of home, and the tendency of memory to fade. Influences discussed include the written work of Milan Kundera, as well as the painting of Marlene Dumas, the early printmaking of Paul Klee, and the work of John Currin.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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