This paper focuses on the concepts that inform my thesis work for the Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts Studio from Rochester Institute of Technology. I have always been intrigued by circumstances such as war and oppression. I have also wondered about the opposite, moments of peace and serenity. Inevitably, I have allowed these dualistic thoughts to govern my artwork, abstractly through form and underlying narratives. In my thesis, I investigate concepts such as identity, history, memory, and how they play a role in my artwork. I see history as a tool for examining identity, while memory serves as a more concrete channel for verifying truth. Throughout my research, I have discovered truths as well as conflicts. I have also reached a level of synthesis that fluctuates between the work as an object and myself as the subject.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Painting--Themes, motives; Painting--Technique; Metal sculpture--Themes, motives; Metal sculpture--Technique; Installations (Art)--Themes, motives; Installations (Art)--Technique
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Lalanne Jeune, Francesca, "Subject vs object" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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