Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Sexuality, sculpture, and sadness as sites of female subversion.
A woman's internalized suffering and sadness is deployed as an act of resistance. Women have a long lineage of historically tragic female figures, particularly authors and artists that disrupt the status quo by relishing and thriving and they wallow in their sorrow. Women's collective and overwhelming sadness is both a singular and unified protest against cultural and social systems of oppression. Sad girls are bad girls.
Baker, Allison, "A slight hysterical tendency" (2015). Masters Theses. 14.