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The Mothers: An Exploration of Memory and Secondary Knowledge

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Date Issued:
2016
Abstract/Description:
I consider the experiences of past generations of women in my family and my relationship to them. This body of work began with Bessie, a portrait of my father's mother. I painted it after attending her funeral. I did not have a meaningful relationship with either of my grandmothers. This led me to consider my right to portray them. My need to admit my incomplete memory and avoid the objectification of my subjects caused me to question my perspective. I wanted to memorialize these women to avoid their erasure. Through the progressive abstraction of these women's figures, I chase an honest representation of my understanding.
Title: The Mothers: An Exploration of Memory and Secondary Knowledge.
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Name(s): Battle, Taylor, Author
Raimundi-Ortiz, Wanda, Committee Chair
Harris, Christopher, Committee Member
Price, Mark, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: I consider the experiences of past generations of women in my family and my relationship to them. This body of work began with Bessie, a portrait of my father's mother. I painted it after attending her funeral. I did not have a meaningful relationship with either of my grandmothers. This led me to consider my right to portray them. My need to admit my incomplete memory and avoid the objectification of my subjects caused me to question my perspective. I wanted to memorialize these women to avoid their erasure. Through the progressive abstraction of these women's figures, I chase an honest representation of my understanding.
Identifier: CFE0006072 (IID), ucf:50947 (fedora)
Note(s): 2016-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts and Design
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): Painting -- Abstract Painting -- Abstraction -- Non-Representational -- Reconstructive Memory -- Memory -- Cognition -- Drawing -- Print-making
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006072
Restrictions on Access: public 2016-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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