Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2014

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Anita Jung

Abstract

Femininity, in its normative socially driven state, is not a natural trait but a ghost that bears its past incarnations. I am interested in gender as a haunting social apparatus. Gender roles and representations have shifted throughout history, yet remain firmly attached to their antecedents. My creative research focuses on femininity as set forth in religion, social practices, and cultural phenomena and how these forces intersect at the present moment to create a complicated relationship of gender identity and expectations.

Keywords

gender, printmaking

Pages

vi, 40 pages

Comments

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Copyright

Copyright 2014 Rachel Livedalen

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