Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art and Design
Dr. John Decker
Dysfunctional examines the relationships and experiences that contribute to my art. I grew up in an unsafe environment, with dysfunctional people. This work serves as a peek inside some of those emotions and explores issues of codependence and abusive family systems that suffer but endure. There is no victim in this story only a strong survivor who wants to cultivate awareness through her work. I have revisited this subject as a way to overcome shame. By being vulnerable and sharing my experiences I am able to heal.
Thompson, Gina R., "Dysfunctional." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2016.