Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
The narrative oil paintings in this show illustrate one or two female characters set in domestic interior spaces. The scenes bring with them allusions to suggest that something unusual has just happened or is about to happen by heightening the psychological emotional moments. The subject matter is intimate and painted on small supports to reinforce these feelings. The images go beyond the observed visual aesthetic or representation by shifting the picture plane and using dramatic color palettes and lighting to create deeper interior spaces, adding to the tension.
Document Availability at the Time of Submission
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.
Coke, Joanna Norcross, "Persona" (2005). LSU Master's Theses. 3673.