Title

Portrayal

Date of Graduation

5-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Art (MFA)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

Art

Advisor

Mike Peven

Committee Member

Alissa Walls

Second Committee Member

Leo Mazow

Third Committee Member

Larry Swartwood

Keywords

Communication and the arts; Art; Habitats; Katographic; Original photographs; Photographic arts; Portrayal; Kat Wilson

Abstract

This thesis is in addition to my thesis series, Portrayal, a group of selected photographs. In this essay I outline the contents and developments of the series of photographs by the same name. It includes information on the artistic techniques employed, concepts and considerations taken into account when making the photographs including the relationship with and presentation of the subject, the exhibition of the photographs, and influences on the specific composition and tone of the photographs.

The images in Portrayal are not candid or objective views. Each is constructed based upon the negotiations with the subject and represent an edited view of the subject. Portrayal provides a unique examination of a cross section of a specific group of artists all connected geographically. This structure made it possible for a group of viewers to interact with each other both as subjects and as part of the selected piece of the art community.

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