Title

In and Out of Control: Self Portraits, Setbacks, and Resilience

Abstract

This series of paintings is a visual aid that helps me tell a story that I normally would not be capable of doing. These paintings have become a major part in allowing me to gain more agency and become more self-aware in all aspects of my state of being. In these self-portraits, I have processed not only the negatives of feeling out of control and self-deprecating in dark moments, but also the significance of brief periods of happiness and relief from anxiety that can be found in everyday life, even when they stem from departures and setbacks in my original plans.

Year Manuscript Completed

Summer 2021

Senior Project Advisor

Danielle Mužina

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Arts & Humanities

Document Type

Thesis

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