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This thesis explores the progression of my work through my graduate studies at the University of New Orleans. I examine the central psychological themes of the human experience. Through painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture, I investigate various ways of translating personal and universal experiences into open-ended visual allegories. These psychological narratives are intended to function ambiguously- allowing the viewer to develop their own ideas and responses to the work. Using the figure paired with symbols and also using mass-produced common objects to function as the figure; placing them in ambiguous environments, I juxtapose physical and psychological spaces that evoke emotions, experiences, memories, and identity.
Key words: Sculpture, Drawings, Monotypes, Human Experience, Psychological Space
Tobacyk, Natalie J., "Perceptions of the Ordinary" (2012). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1489.