Identifier

etd-0702102-182619

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

My art work explores societal issues and the effects of accepted norms on the public and on myself. The baseline issue is security. People will go to extremes to feel secure! My goal is to create images that will start a dialog that addresses these issues and disseminates information that will cause social change. Projected Idol: a madman’s obsession is a sculptural installation that examines the theme of the ideal male body image in western culture and the mixed signals that are projected through mass media. These conflicting images play a direct role in the security or insecurity of people in the name of economics. This work, begun in 2001 and completed in the spring of 2002, represents the focus of these ideas.

Date

2002

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Gregory Elliot

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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