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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Art

Degree Type

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2011

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

drawing, accumulation, contingency, relationships, pencil, paper

Abstract

This M.F.A. thesis paper and drawing installation deal with the physical relationship of the body to itself, and with the neurological wiring connecting the parts to each other and to the whole. In my drawing 10 Months/ 9 x 20 Feet, I work on a scale several times that of my own body. Issues explored include contingency, relationships, accumulation, parameters, play, record, time, duration, proprioception, metonymy, fragmentation, space, scale, sight, process, and drawing. Over ten months, I produced a single drawing measuring twenty feet across and nine feet tall. My body’s repetitive contorting in order to trace itself, in order to literally circumnavigate a moving form, can be seen as a means of familiarizing myself in a tactile sense with the physical relationship of myself to myself.

First Advisor

Jeanette Cole

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