DOI

10.17077/etd.0uugwiec

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2018

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Susan Chrysler White

First Committee Member

Tameka Norris

Second Committee Member

Andrew Casto

Third Committee Member

Ronald Rozencohn

Abstract

My practice consists of painting, ceramic sculptures, and performance to consider the construction of self-identity and the role of agency and labor in this construction. Mining my life experiences as a point of departure, I question how visual images, sculptural abstractions, and physical movement create a multi-dimensional representation of the self and how the body is a vehicle for the expression and formation of the self. I source images from family photos and film stills to question how I have embodied qualities from the women in these images. I will discuss my thesis exhibition My Pleasure (Forever Yours) to unpack particular decisions made within the works and how they relate to the larger narrative that I construct.

Keywords

art, body, ceramics, marina ross, painting, sculpture

Pages

viii, 17 pages

Comments

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Copyright

Copyright © 2018 Marina Ross

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