Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Paul Ramirez Jonas
Academic Program Adviser
I have long considered themes of the body. Drawing on my knowledge as a fashion designer, I bring materials and hardware from the fashion industry into my artwork transforming and rendering them non-functional. My sculptures relate to stories of isolation, separation, and confinement. The following pages will analyze how the United States penal system controls, constrains and restricts the body through physical and psychological wounds. Furthermore, they will examine how the Catholic Church controls people’s minds and behavior through a ritualistic belief system.
Ayres, Patricia, "CONSTRAINT and CONTROL" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.
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