Title

Para

Defense Date

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Painting and Printmaking

First Advisor

Javier Tapia

Second Advisor

Gregory Volk

Third Advisor

Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas

Abstract

We are hosts, we are hosts and we’re deeply aware of it.

We are aware of the pollutants and particulates that exist in our air, aware of the

growing presence of UVB radiation that touches our skin, aware of the microbes,

bacteria and viruses that call our interiors home, more completely aware than we’ve

ever been that to have a body contemporarily is to acknowledge a multiplicity that

can be wholly uncomfortable and even alien: that we are hosts to so much seemingly

unwanted material, sensation and life.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-12-2016

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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