Term of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
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Department of Art
Patricia J. Walker
Committee Member 1
Marc E. Moulton
Committee Member 2
Marc E. Mitchell
The present thesis seeks to show the influences to my artwork and describe the body of work found in my thesis exhibition, In Context. The role of family and childhood are discussed and related to the work. The feminist writers bell hooks, Jane Tompkins, and Hélène Cixous are cited as influential to the initial exploration of my content. Artists discussed include Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Annette Messager, and Robert Rauschenberg. It is further shown how poetry and prose evolve as the catalyst for content for my work and how this enforces my belief that only through examining the personal can we reveal the universal human condition.
Felzien, Kate, "In Context" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 159.
Research Data and Supplementary Material