Navel Gazing

Date of Award

Spring 5-23-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Tom Weaver

Second Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Academic Program Adviser

Joel Carreiro


The purpose of this project is to present work that disrupts the heteronormative binary that has dominated the representation of the human form in painting. The navel is employed as a bodily metaphor to address the universality of unique bodily experiences, which are tied to one’s identity.

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