Nature is ever changing and indeterminate. As certain as a tornado’s devastating effect on the land, change has an undeniable effect on our identity. Caroline Walker Bynum has written extensively about identity and change. She states, “Change and identity induce anxiety, a need to know what is different and threatening, as well as what is home, what is self.” I understand the animal, land, and weather as stand-ins for our human emotions and experiences. I explore nature as a metaphor for change and regrowth, as embodiments of emotion, struggle, and a place in which we are confronted with, and cannot turn away from our identity.
Writhing and RoaringMaster's Thesis
|Author||Brooke Michelle Vertin|
|Contributor||Jean Dibble, Committee Chair|
|Degree Level||Master's Thesis|
|Degree Discipline||Art, Art History, and Design|
|Record Visibility and Access||Public|
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