Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
To visually represent the multifaceted hybrid identity; a multidimensional artistic approach was necessary. I considered all the physical, psychological and cultural truths of my family. I explored our relationships, our behaviors and our responses as we simultaneously identify with the Latino and Anglo North American cultures and exist within its ever-changing parameters. Two streams of thought emerged in my artwork. One explores the characteristics and bi-cultural composition of my immediate family. The other looks at recalling past and distant members of my extended family as our points of origin while identifying the visible and invisible forces that shape our characters. Our natural response to mix the Anglo and Latino is reflected in my artistic process by developing a visual image through various mediums.
Document Availability at the Time of Submission
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.
Arauz, Alejandro, "Creatures del Monte" (2008). LSU Master's Theses. 3612.