Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
ceramic art, craft, fiber art, LGBTQ identity, queerness, rural
Arts and Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Fine Arts | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
This thesis seeks to contextualize and describe my art making practice through my personal experience and professional research. I begin by referencing a childhood memory to craft a metaphor for my current work. Through storytelling, I weave together the ideas of home, comfort, and alienation to describe the influence that domestic objects have on the construction of identities. Using disidentification as a queer method, the works described herein act as visual (and visible) evidence to imagine queered futures and complicate the traditional divisions between public discourse and personal narrative. In conclusion, the importance of this queering as a sustained and repetitive personal political act is discussed.
Morgan, Brett, ""Let Me Show You Around": The Domestic as a Site for Personal and Political Transformation" (2021). Theses - ALL. 572.