Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)




Lewis, Jude

Second Advisor

Aken, Samuel Van


expectation, feminism, gender, relationship, self-autonomy, women

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts


The objective of this paper is to reveal the origin and evolution of the work I have made, thereby establishing the foundation for my future practice. The core purpose of my work is to provoke introspection and to question, if not reverse, entrenched and stereotypical assumptions toward women. I derive inspiration from my confrontational relationship with my mother, who is a prominent female figure in my life. Our confrontations arise from our differing perspectives and beliefs regarding the roles and aspirations of women. These unpleasant confrontations are the origin of my practice, which is based on questioning assumptions and norms that affect my life. Ultimately, my work aims to build connections with those who have similar struggles to mine and advocate for women's autonomy.


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