Art & Art History ETDs

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This thesis discusses my primary motivations in making art, which center around a felt need to exercise the nonverbal, arational processes that seem inappropriate, or at least generally neglected, in our culture. The trend toward increasing intellectuality at the expense of emotionality is described as a prime cause of Western civilization's “spiritual bankruptcy," and various rebellious movements against this trend, such as the cult of the White Goddess, are mentioned, briefly. Bicameral mind theory is used as a convenient model for the duality of the rational and the intuitive. In the context of this model, my approach to photography, which involves the "play impulse,” is seen as a means of operating in a nonsequential, intuitive mode, and therefore functions as a therapeutic and instructive exercise. A chronology of my work ends with a lengthy discussion of a current series, "Intimate Clutter.''



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UNM Department of Art and Art History

First Committee Member (Chair)

Thomas R. Barrow

Second Committee Member

Anne Noggle

Third Committee Member

Orville Joseph Rothrock

Fourth Committee Member

Wayne Roderic Lazorik