Title

THRESHOLD

Defense Date

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Fine Arts - Ceramics

First Advisor

Andréa Keys Connell

Abstract

Are the threshold experiences encountered between waking and sleeping similar to the liminal space between life and death? The sights, sounds, and bodily sensations experienced in the unconscious void blur the lines between the unknown and our conscious existence. Using the figure, I portray how the body might exist in these transitional moments. Through my investigations into sleep paralysis, dream states, and notions of an afterlife and the soul, I explore how we perceive the self in these altered states of consciousness.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

May 2014

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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