Graduation Term

3-19-2024

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Committee Chair

Andreas Fischer

Abstract

This supportive statement examines how my upbringings influenced my cultural and societal perspectives and how I strive to challenge perceptions of race, history, and culture through my artwork. I include representations of people from various diasporas in drawings, prints, and animations to speak to the global reach of colorism and Eurocentrism. Influenced by the DIY nature of punk art and the urgency of protest art, I utilize materials such as Sharpies, fabric markers, collage, and cardboard. Use of cardboard suggests commercial exchange and the physical movement of goods from one place to another, as well as modern throw-away culture. Parallels are drawn between the medium of cardboard to the disposability of black and brown people and their cultures and the subsequent disinvestment in communities of color.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.30707/ETD2024.20240618063947837809.999994

Page Count

48

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