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Expanding and Shedding the Self: Processing Selfdom Through Painting

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Date Issued:
2019
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The absurd perpetual struggle, although entirely without hope of resolution, is the key to life's meaning, or perhaps, meaninglessness. The artist must work to live and live to work and find their place in an absurd world. Find joy in the questioning act of art making, make no attempt to escape the meaninglessness through pacifism, and face the chaos with awareness. I employ self-portraiture as a means to dig deeply into my experience and response to living. Self-portraiture morphs along with my experiences and keeps a record of my thought patterns. My body of work is the harvest of my seeds of reflection. Tying together past influences, existential questioning, and a Sisyphean philosophy to a life of art making, I unravel the inner outcomes of my studio practice. It is in retrospect, through distance, that these connections are fully realized.
Title: Expanding and Shedding the Self: Processing Selfdom Through Painting.
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Name(s): Lucey, Theresa, Author
Poindexter, Carla, Committee Chair
Lotz, Theo, Committee Member
Burrell, Jason, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The absurd perpetual struggle, although entirely without hope of resolution, is the key to life's meaning, or perhaps, meaninglessness. The artist must work to live and live to work and find their place in an absurd world. Find joy in the questioning act of art making, make no attempt to escape the meaninglessness through pacifism, and face the chaos with awareness. I employ self-portraiture as a means to dig deeply into my experience and response to living. Self-portraiture morphs along with my experiences and keeps a record of my thought patterns. My body of work is the harvest of my seeds of reflection. Tying together past influences, existential questioning, and a Sisyphean philosophy to a life of art making, I unravel the inner outcomes of my studio practice. It is in retrospect, through distance, that these connections are fully realized.
Identifier: CFE0007490 (IID), ucf:52657 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, School of Visual Arts and Design
Masters
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Subject(s): theresa -- lucey -- painting -- pastel -- self -- portraiture -- mfa -- fine art -- thesis -- expanding -- shedding -- paint -- drawing -- gender -- stroke -- strokes
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007490
Restrictions on Access: public 2019-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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