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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00042
Title
The Father in All of Us
Author
Lisa Nigro
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
MFA
Year
1994
Number of Pages
30
University
The University of Texas at Austin
Thesis Supervisor
Margo Sawyer
Supervisor e-mail
stevesculpt AT mail.utexas.edu
Other Supervisor(s)
Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Art/Sculpture
Languages Familiar to Author
English, some Spanish, French & Italian
URL where full thesis can be found
www.drakaarts.org/lisa_nigro.thesis.htm
Keywords
installation art, mixed media, interactive art, sculpture, feminist, gender issues
Abstract: 200-400 words
In artmaking, I focus specifically on sexuality and issues of gender because it is in these areas that I am able to twist the familiar male perspective into something that appears rather peculiar and unfamiliar. By using the polarities of sensual desire and repulsion in conjunction with transformations of the female figure, I attempt to draw the viewer into an experience of wanting and not wanting to look, feel, smell, or touch. Ambiguity, complexity, and controversy often serve as my three graces in this redefinition of woman. In confronting the problematics of patriarchal structure and challenging the myths of woman, I am allowing HER to exist as any-self, and aspire to acknowledge both the masculine and the feminine in all of us.