Date of Award
MFA - Master of Fine Arts
Mythology acts as a reflection of humanity, a connection of personhood and storytelling that spans through history. This essay covers how the ideas of myth, personhood, archetype, and portraiture remain central to my work. The nature of mythology is innately human in all aspects, centering on ideas being both fictitious and truthful - which allows the ideas of the dualistic aspects between the personhood and mythos with the figures worked with. My work is about people; I elevate the figure into mythic while using those myths to discuss the aspects of identity. My work leans heavily upon my own fixation of the face and fascination with mythology, exploring the way those two interact and allowing the exploration of these concepts.
Porter, Abigail, "Both Human and Holy: A Veneration of Personhood Through Mythic Means" (2023). MFA in Visual Arts Theses. 19.
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