Date of Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts
In making artwork using stuffed animals and video performance, I have been able to construct visual means of questioning society and its focus on interaction in nature and adolescence and adulthood. The videos in the body of artwork seek for the viewer to question the repetitive, distracting, and anxiety-inducing notions within the artwork. From Dadaism to artists like Bruce Nauman and Mike Kelley, the art world has changed and grown from times of crisis and absurdity. This set of artworks not only fits within this area of the art world, but also seeks to expand it into a contemporary light with new media such as TikTok as well as focus on current and ongoing issues.
Newbend, Joshua L., "A Lesson in Art: Understanding and Questioning Distraction, Play, and Human Nature" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 380.