The veil

dc.contributor.advisor Austin M. Stewart
dc.contributor.author Long, Judy
dc.contributor.department Art and Visual Culture
dc.date 2019-08-21T14:00:29.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:15:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:15:29Z
dc.date.copyright Wed May 01 00:00:00 UTC 2019
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2019-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The Veil signifies the proverbial wool over the eyes of the public with regard to mortality. We will all die, everyone, we know, and love will die too. We don’t know when, or how, and there is nothing we can do to change the inevitable. Accepting our mortality—and that of those around us—is key to opening a dialogue about grief and loss and a “broken” world in which such issues are ignored. This thesis focuses on bereavement, unmasking the stigma against catharsis, and the overemphasis of positivity.</p> <p>Grief is defined as “deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone's death” (Oxford Collegiate Dictionary, 1992). It is a word that is both familiar and unfamiliar, a state of being that is uncomfortable to discuss and dreadful to endure. My research is concerned with sudden loss and the aftermath of tragedy. In my work, catharsis is a necessary component in the acknowledgment and validation of grief. Traumatic loss is a sudden, unnatural death—suicide, motor vehicle accident, house fire, and includes witnessing the death of a loved one. These types of deaths can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression for those left behind. They can leave lasting impressions, the psychological equivalent of a deep physical scar. My research is concerned with the aftermath of tragedy and the psychological effects of sudden loss. In my art, connotations of catharsis emphasize the necessity of acknowledging grief through the expression of creativity.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 8051
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dc.subject.disciplines Fine Arts
dc.subject.keywords Grief
dc.subject.keywords Loss
dc.subject.keywords The Veil
dc.title The veil
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.discipline Integrated Visual Arts
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts
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