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dc.contributor.advisorHuelsbergen, Deborah L.eng
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Kimberly A.eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Aug. 24, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Deborah Huelsbergen, Chairperson of Supervisory Committee.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.F.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Art.eng
dc.description.abstractMy thesis centers on the idea of "societal control that results in stifled creativity within an individual". We begin life able to playfully express imaginative ideas until our ideas are judged and we start to question ourselves. Over time these influences condition us, to a point that inhibits our creative thought process. In my images, water symbolizes "control". Water is a dominating variable that can continuously change situations and parallels societal conformity. Printing the images with the Tri-Color Gum Bi Chromate process further expresses my thesis because of the unpredictable nature of the process. The nature of this medium allows tremendous creative freedom, and the "dreamlike" quality of the prints resembles the functioning of our creative sub-conscious. The ambiguity of the imagery intrigues the viewer, leaving the prints open for contemplation, interpretation and ultimately understanding the creative individual that resides in all of us, despite the controlling forces that govern us. My hope is that these prints will alert others of society's constraints against their creative potential. Ultimately, this awareness should make all of us less critical and more open to creativity and inventive problem solving.eng
dc.format.extentv, 64 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb80707981eng
dc.identifier.oclc689058284eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9273
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/9273eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2010 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theseseng
dc.source.originalSubmitted by University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School.eng
dc.subject.lcshCreative abilityeng
dc.subject.lcshCreation (Literary, artistic, etc.)eng
dc.subject.lcshPhotography -- Printing processes -- Gum-bichromateeng
dc.titleSocial sacrifice: creativity stifled by controleng
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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