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Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2014

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Author Department/Program

Graduate School of Art

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art

Degree Type

Thesis

Abstract

We all hunt Demons. They lie under rocks and in the belly of the soul. The power of myth is its ability to look past the human condition and peer into the animal within. I am telling tales with a mouth full of water and a stone under my tongue. Facts become garbled and heavy. The imagery of mythology links back through art history, connecting seemingly disparate traditions through their most elemental commonalities. These commonalities were passed on through story and tradition, carrying with them cultures and ethics. These traditions help trace our forebears to the classical Greeks and before through myth, religion and folk tales. The icons in these stories celebrate a hero’s journey as both sinner and saint. I map my own untrue histories to rationalize an incomprehensible present in search of some strange semblance of morality.

Language

English (en)

Program Director

Patricia Olynyk

Program Director's Department

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Artist's Statement

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7936/K7W66HPT

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