Spring 2022

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mixed media

Thesis Committee Chair

Chad Erpelding, MFA

Thesis Committee Members

Kate Walker, MFA

Francis Fox, MFA

Artist's Statement

The exhibition five days is about the rejection of my internalized childhood paradigms and absence of Choctaw cultural traditions from intergenerational trauma that led to my incorporation of the American ethos of success through hard work. Utilizing performative installation five days, falls at the intersection of performance and sculpture, these works create object scenarios out of narratives and actions. Within five days there are many sculptural elements that linger throughout the installation. These physical artifacts act on the viewer not only as props, rather as object scenarios forming a holistic view for the viewer of a life of workplace. Combined with the installation elements the performed labor and oral storytelling component creates presence and empathetic connections with the viewer.

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