Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

by McCain, Claudia M., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 10; 1493149
Abstract (Summary)

The work for my MFA show, Symbolon, was the result of my search for a vocabulary of personal metaphors based in nature. Personal transformation and growth were central themes to this body of work. Through painting, I sought to convey a sense of displaced internal landscape. Painting became a way in which I could work through problems in search for hope and clarity. In my process, the canvas became symbolic of the body or a container in which I placed my interior conflict, questions, doubts and exorcised confusion about my life journey. Images for this work were triggered by memory from my early life. In each painting I found personal iconography relating to an unstable nomadic life journey, and painting became my method of suturing my pain, loss, and insecurities together.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Thibeault, Marie
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Publication Number: 1493149
ISBN: 978-1-124-61770-1
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