This thesis is an exploration of my lack of environmental and situational accessibility as a Deaf person. I will be identifying and highlighting how my life experiences differ from my hearing counterparts by utilizing visual elements from my personal collection that I’ve accumulated over the years. In this thesis, I will discuss how I give the viewer an interactive way to experience incidental exposure, what I learned about the importance of experimenting with different mediums and techniques, and how I found the combination of medium and technique that best emulates and reinforces the impression of my own incidental exposure. As a result, this thesis consists of an in-depth analysis of my incidental exposure experiences growing up, and how it creates the beauty and intimacy manifested by my work.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Prints--Themes, motives; Prints--Technique; Deaf--Means of communication--Pictorial works; Information behavior--Pictorial works; California--In art
Fine Arts Studio (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CAD)
Hartman, Laural, "Incidental Exposure" (2020). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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