Abstract

For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with understanding who I am. What makes me is something I try to make sense of through art. When I started working on this my graduation show, the idea behind it was to make a portrait of the Mexico I know, but when the pandemic hit, I found myself locked down at home, completely alone in a new country for the first time. This led me to question my existence and the belief systems I espoused and prompted me to try to understand myself better in the context of a foreign culture. As a result, the concept behind the show evolved from being about the Mexico I know to exploring who I am and how my upbringing has shaped my art and trying to make sense of my existence.

Degree

MFA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications

Rights

https://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2021-04-15

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd11595

Keywords

art, self-portrait, Mexico, 3D scanning, 3D printing, black, gold leaf, chrome, sculpture, Aztec, pre-Columbian, lucha libre, contemporary art

Language

english

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Fine Arts Commons

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