Semester of Graduation

August 2021

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

School of Art

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Grief is an unwanted visitor who we all come to know throughout our lifetime. Although every person reacts differently to bereavement of a loved one, almost always the lost other becomes etched into our being for the remainder of our lives (McClocklin & Lengelle, 2017). In today’s society, we are encouraged to say “Good-bye”, but what if instead, we allow ourselves to keep those who have passed on close to our hearts and say hello again? Hello Again يا اهلا is a body of work that explores my experience with grief. The artworks made for this exhibition investigate my process of mourning and attempts at healing through a variety of art processes, including printmaking, ink drawings, experimental installation works and soundscapes.

Committee Chair

Denyce Celentano

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