Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

David B. Dixon

Thesis Professor Department

Art and Design

Thesis Reader(s)

Andrew Scott Ross, Patrick Cronin


This thesis shows the creative process that fine artist Taylor Campbell went through while completing a painting show about the sexual assault epidemic on college campuses. Because she has been a victim of both sexual harassment and assault while attending college, she dives deeper into how she and other survivors cope with their trauma and uses her creative outlet to help get conversation started about the epidemic. She hopes with her research and her paintings that other survivors will realize they are not alone in their battles and are surrounded by people who are ready and willing to help. She also hopes that her work will inspire those who have not been affected by sexual violence will be inspired speak up when they see something unusual, and to be open and supportive to those who have been affected.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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