Date of Award

Spring 5-18-2018

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Author's Program


Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)




Our bodies are the first of everything. They’re the first thing we encounter, and first space that we inhibit. Life ends when we leave the body behind. They’re our only means to reach with the world, with everything. From the beginning of time, we have strived to interpret the body and the its place in the world. However, the female body was never fully appreciated nor acknowledged. It is impossible to understand the body of women without considering the pain and violence they encounter, which is often easily overlooked.

In my body of work that I’ve produced this semester, Body; Broken Things, I study the female bodies and their experiences. Body; Broken Things is a series of work that discuss the objectification, the social exploitation and the manipulation of the female identity. As a woman myself, my body has experienced this world through pain; I have been subject to the male desire, and criticized for not catering to the feminine ideal. This frustration led me to explore what the various forms female bodies take, is forced to take, and their material identity.

Mentor/Primary Advisor

Michael Byron, Jamie Adams