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Making my image

Date

2010

Authors

Tompkins, Farrell Elisabeth, author
Dormer, James T., advisor
Simons, Stephen R., advisor
Ryan, Ajean Lee, committee member
Lehene, Marius, committee member
Snodgrass, Jeffrey G., committee member

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Abstract

The impulse to craft my own likeness is an intuitive choice driven by questions about my identity as a woman and an artist. I define these themes as passive and active, and explore them visually through the medium of reductive woodcut printmaking. Using the genre of self-portraiture, I force the viewer into the same space I occupied as I observed myself in the mirror. Original drawings are analyzed as a series of shapes and broken down into layers of value. The resulting prints express my suspicion that the viewer can never fully understand my point of view.

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2010 Spring.
Includes bibliographical references.

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Subject

Portraits

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