Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art and Design
Embrace the Suck is an important and widely experienced military colloquialism. The phrase is based on the undeniable fact that life is about to become very difficult and the only option is to embrace all that is horrible. I reimagine childhood toys, playing at war and subvert the monumental. Common heroic exploits are restructured into moments between action, the hurry up and wait, the busy work, the catharsis through self-destruction. Based on my personal experiences in the US Army and an arsenal of information and stories from fellow soldiers, I become a native informant.
Nicholson, Tyler, "Embrace The Suck." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2016.