Term of Award

Fall 2012

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Department

Department of Art

Committee Chair

Leigh Thomson

Committee Member 1

Ed Rushton

Committee Member 2

Marc Moulton

Committee Member 3

Marc Moulton

Abstract

objects that we acquire and accumulate over the course of our lives are indicative of our persona and we try to define ourselves by what we surround ourselves with. Rarely are these objects created by those who own them, rather, they are pieces of someone else's creation, influenced by their own experience and opinions. While these objects may have little initial meaning, when they are internalized by the people who acquire them, they gain significance and become a reflection of one's own interests, opinions, and beliefs. They suggest how a person intends to be perceived both internally and externally. This thesis attempts to illustrate how imagery and narrative can be used to alter a person's persona as well as investigate how these narratives, and consequentially an identity, can change based on the medium and method in which they are presented.

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