Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
Through my research I have discovered there are many complexities that exist within the topic of intimacy. Of these complexities, I chose to explore the topics attachment and codependency in my final series. Attachment and codependency are deeply rooted in psychology, poetry, and many artist’s practices. The relationship between poetry and my work has become deeply intertwined. I combine poetry with my work as a way to document my feelings and to inspire the titles for my paintings. Through a series of intimate watercolor paintings, I reference bodies, intimate interactions and the ambiguity within the two. This ambiguity asks viewers to contemplate boundaries and the act of searching for a sense of self.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Henderson, Brie, "The Complexities of Intimacy" (2020). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 140. https://doi.org/10.7936/vem9-rw55.
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