Term of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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Thesis (open access)
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Department of Art
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Ritualism is everywhere in the world and something that everyone takes part in, whether we acknowledge it or not. Rituals can be as simple as a morning routine or as monumental as memorializing a loved one. The works in this thesis are within the covenant of southern witchcraft and how it comes together in Ritual Art. Through documentation, memory-fueled found objects, and time-based installation I consider how growing up in Georgia and being a practicing witch played a role in my identity formation. Rituals are vital to the identities themselves and the history they hold. Symbolism plays a major role in deciphering these identities and allows me to display relatable emotions to a viewer unfamiliar with the in-group iconography.
Scarboro, Haley, "Art as Ritual: The Realm Between Identities" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2574.
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