Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
Art and Design
This paper focuses on the use and implications of using symbols in personal artwork and in the art classroom. Biological, psychological, and cultural reasons for making art with visual metaphor and personal symbolism are explained. The use of symbolism and visual metaphors in the artmaking process are discussed. Through the analysis of a series of paintings created using personal symbolism, the topic is further explored and researched. Implications and uses for the art classroom are also provided.
Katzin, Mollie, "Exploring Personal Symbolism and Visual Metaphors through Artistic Inquiry." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2016.