Date of Award

11-21-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Constance Thalken - Chair

Second Advisor

Niklas Vollmer

Third Advisor

Nancy Floyd

Abstract

The Birth is a multi-media video installation inspired by my personal experiences of a miscarriage and the births of my two children. The work is influenced by the mythologies found in Korean culture that focus on the mother figure as a ¡°Great Mother¡±. She is an ¡°ideal woman¡±, a ¡°good mother¡± and a ¡°sincere wife¡±. Working abstractly across the media of painting, video, digital animation, and the paintings of my son, The Birth exploits metaphors and symbols, to tell the story of women, especially the stories of mothers. The work speaks to motherly love and my own identity as an artist and a mother.

bearWoman_transformation.mp4 (8877 kB)
Bear Woman Transformation

livingcreature2006.mp4 (18533 kB)
Living Creature 2006

TheBirth.mov (82455 kB)
The Birth

bearWoman_part1.mov (54219 kB)
Bear Woman Part 1

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