Title

MirrorMirror

Date of Award

5-18-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.F.A.

Degree Program

Fine Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Major Professor

Saucedo, Christopher

Second Advisor

Hayes, Cheryl

Third Advisor

Jenkens, A. Lawrence

Abstract

In the work I am presenting for my thesis exhibition I have culled the rich fantasies and experiences of my childhood and re-contextualized specific bits of those through the filters of adulthood, experience and education. The central work in this exhibition is a series of sculptures titled Self-Portrait as Bunnies. In each of these works I present adult-sized and adult-featured versions of myself in child-like poses. This thesis will primarily be involved in examining this series and will do so in two ways. First by introducing the works -- what they are, how they are made, the evolution of ideas from one to another -- and second by looking at the larger themes in the series - both inherent and suggested. To properly locate the self-portraits, an examination will also be made of the work made prior to and concurrently with them.

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