Title

Repetition

Defense Date

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies

Department

Interdisciplinary Art

First Advisor

Sara Clark

Abstract

Artist Statement

My work is about memory, and my awareness of the repetition of large and small events in my life. In my paintings, drawings, and mixed media I create rhythmic patterns with images and colors to imply a sense of recurrence. I often repeat imagery such as paper dolls or geometric and organic shapes in my work. I choose and repeat shapes and colors that remind me of events in my childhood and in my life as an adult. I see these multiple images as symbolic self-portraits which prompt memories of recurring events, such as waking up each morning or remaking a mistake or running into an old friend. By incorporating personally familiar and repeated imagery, I want to trigger a déjà vu experience. I want the presentation of my memories to evoke the same in the viewer.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

12-2-2014

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