Title

Observation

Abstract

We have been conditioned by past generations in our understanding of portrait importance. On the contemporary side of portraiture, most pictures are concealed within tech devices. Among common society, these personal phone portraits of oneself are considered tactless, and taboo. Most do not exist in a tangible context. It is my mission to display these portraits with a sense of grandeur and appreciation. My work is a retaliation to the boundaries of what was and what is portraiture.

My work consists of heavily decorated mixed media portraits set in a domestic realm, focusing on blissful sensuality. My art projects range from small to medium size and gravitate towards early 20th century ornate vintage patterns. I am taking a variety of 2D elements and pairing them with personally sourced figurative images to create new age metamodernism portraits. This thesis show is an entourage of mixed media portraits that pertain to my human existence, just as they pertain to yours.

Advisor

Liz Miller

Committee Member

Robin Becker

Committee Member

Curt Germundson

Date of Degree

2020

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

College

Arts and Humanities

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