This thesis represents a coming to terms with my feelings of being a victim of rape. The body of paintings that I completed communicates an active involvement on my part to use art as a healing process. By using abstract floral forms I have worked towards achieving a feeling of inner peace. I have realized that by expressing myself through my work I was able to confront my feelings of vulnerability but have also begun to develop and assert my feelings of stregnth. This paper reflects my ability to speak of the crime, and by looking at some of the reasons behind the rape expressing my feelings about the incident in my life and discussing the individual pieces of work and their relationship the process of healing that they represent.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Artists--Psychology; Rape victims--Psychology; Painting--Themes, motives
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Bauer, Laura, "A Journey to happiness" (1992). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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