Defense Date

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Fine Arts

First Advisor

Pamela Turner

Second Advisor

Stephen Vitiello

Third Advisor

Semi Ryu

Fourth Advisor

Robert Paris

Abstract

Cute As A Button explores powerlessness, vulnerability, illness and addiction all wrapped up in tender buttons and a cute, cuddly creature. Using animation, sculpture, sound and an intimate space, I surround the viewer in a saccharine nightmare, one that references the dark underbelly of the cute and the sweet. The visual and aural elements are representative of the psychological and emotional states of powerlessness, which are overcome by the act of making and exploring a medium over which I can have complete control.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-9-2015

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