Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Departments/Programs

Art

First Advisor

Constance DeJong

Second Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer

Abstract

In 2018, I made the first two out of one hundred paintings, all showing myself in an interior space. The impulse for the paintings was to propose a visual situation, and to observe how it would feel to see myself in it, like making an inventory as the first step of finding a new way. The figures (self-portraits) are simplified to an almost cartoonish nature, the emblematized emotions range from neutral to curious to annoyed; all find their origins in the chart of emoticons on my iPhone.

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