Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
This thesis is my personal exploration of what trauma is and how, if possible, it can be visually represented. The use of data collection, data visualization, and archive methodology is utilized in my project and this document examines how these components come together to understand trauma. This thesis also works through the ideology that everyone has the ability to experience trauma, of some form, in his or her life. Yet, there are different social perceptions for defining and labeling trauma. It is this social fallacy of trauma that I investigate and then seek to eliminate through the visual representation of trauma. Furthermore, this document examines how a visual representation is needed to understand that while everyone experience trauma differently, we should not distinguish traumas, but understand them all as just trauma.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
DeSouza, Wyndi A., "The Untitled Mapping Project: Case Study Trauma" (2016). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 65. https://doi.org/10.7936/K7FX77QJ.