Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Art (MFA)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
From an Unlikely Place, a collection of eight ambitious paintings created while in residence at the University of Arkansas, examines the intersections of landscape painting, gendered gaze, feminine experience and the language of abstraction. One of the challenges I faced while working on this project was finding points of connection between verbal and visual language. As an artist, I consider where vulnerability, sensitivity and generosity intersect my work and am curious about the strange potential an individual's visual language; in my case, a concoction of abstract and figurative forms has to communicate the quality of experience. When placed together on a painting’s surface, signifiers of feminine experience, my feminine experience, trigger a sensation of the sublime. With generous intent I offer the experience of From an Unlikely Place to the viewer. My hope is that they, too, might find the freedom to get lost in quiet contemplation and pay it forward.
Borcher, B. (2023). From an Unlikely Place. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4944