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Title

SWEAR

Defense Date

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Crafts

Abstract

The slippery quality of emotional intelligence is ever shifting. As we approach understanding, new experiences add fresh layers of complexity. The narratives I construct address uncomfortable social interactions and the intensity of the feeling born out of them. I am referencing the pain and discomfort of emotional limbo through facial expressions, physical deformities and spatial relationships. In the pieces I create the figures are frozen in the moment of emotional intensity, caught in a problem born out of social conflict. There is no resolution, so they contemplating there lost states.

Comments

Part of Retrospective ETD Collection, restricted to VCU only. Includes supplemental content, currently unavailable for access.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

6-13-2008

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