Title

BELOW HER

Defense Date

2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Sculpture + Extended Media

First Advisor

Kendall Buster

Second Advisor

Corin H. Hewitt

Third Advisor

Michael Jones Mckean

Abstract

My insides remind me how I am filled with rage, sadness and love. I often imagine what it would have been like if my family decided to stay home, within a land of paradise. A foreign soil that promised the root of self.

BELOW HER is a gathering of memories, exchanges, dreams, traditions and poems between my mother and myself that have been researched and recorded in person, over long phone calls, and through many travels between Detroit and Richmond in the past two years. These recordings and recollections serve as a personal tool of navigation within a society that challenges access to understanding and a rediscovering of the lines that lead back to home.

Here, I begin to nurture the seed I had planted many years prior.

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-13-2022

Available for download on Wednesday, May 12, 2027

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