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dc.contributor.advisorBallou, Matthew, 1976-eng
dc.contributor.authorMarkworth, Jeffreyeng
dc.date.issued2016eng
dc.date.submitted2016 Springeng
dc.description.abstractMy work is an example of how humans create resurrection mythologies as a response to death. Resurrection is a memorial, which not only functions as a remembrance of a person, but also serves as a process of understanding the obscure meaning of life and death. This understanding is demonstrated through the use of comic book imagery, the hero archetype, and my father acting as the central figure in the narrative. My work is comprised of digital paintings and sculptures, which operate as a visualization of how our responses to death mythologizes a person and transforms them into an idealized figure. I display my father in conjunction with an aesthetic found in the fantasy media that I consumed around the time of his passing in order to showcase a personal process of understanding death. I am asking the viewer to think about the importance of the relationship between human life and the symbolic resurrection of the deceased. This modified concept of resurrection is not literal, but it represents the idea by which the deceased lives on in the minds of those closest to them. Furthermore, this understanding is represented through the display, power, and fantasy of my father becoming the superhero, Supremus.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/56113
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.titleSupremuseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArt (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.F.A.eng


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