Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art & Art History

First Advisor

Yumi Janairo Roth

Second Advisor

Richard Saxton

Abstract

Alone Out There is a fantastical escapist island that addresses the interplay between youthful sincerity and paranoid sarcasm. It is designed to whisper the startling realization of openness and unknowing that young adults undergo; the world that was once at their fingertips is now turned inside out. The borders and limitations that once were to be hurdled, become the only tether in an uncharted infinity. An oceanic chasm must be bridged and traversed, the dualities of optimism and pessimism are situated on opposite but unknown shores.

Utilizing the buoyancy of youth, there is al lightness to this vessel that is agile, yet unguarded. Looking out over the uncertain expanse, a wavering confidence ripples though the captain and his craft. The tried and trusted must be abandoned and wagered for the guaranteed loneliness allocated to those that simultaneously run from, and towards, the abyss of oneself.

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