Abstract

Abstract

The thesis, Drawing Under Construction navigates notions of invisible labor, repetition, and endurance. I explore aspects of labor and movement through the use of drawing, installation, performance, and video. Unseen work, an exercise of emotional control, is central to this investigation, transforming notions of invisibility and visibility into tools to explore three concepts; "Unfolding the Line,", "The Line Under Construction," and "Locating the Line." It is through these three areas of study that I further analyze “my hand” versus “the universal hand” and “my body” versus “the universal body” and create a system where my body and work live in an expansive and fluctuating ecosystem in constant evolution.

Degree Date

Spring 2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.F.A.

Department

Meadows School of the Arts

Advisor

Tamara Johnson

Second Advisor

Anna Lovatt

Third Advisor

Courtney Brown

Fourth Advisor

Michael Morris

Subject Area

Art

Number of Pages

37

Format

PDF

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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