Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Step 10 is an experiment on provoking empathy through
abstracted elements within my studio practice. I am
proposing to craft an emotional piece without leaning
on my identity. This written thesis consists of two parts:
narrative prose and an explanation of my studio practice.
While the installation is entirely devoid of cultural or
personal references, this text-based thesis is full of them
because it is intended to inform whoever is interested in
learning more about the motive behind this creation.
The questions I bought into the thought and creation
process are: Can a piece of art still successfully bring
out emotions in the viewer without involving the artist,
their identity, and their story? How can an artist balance
between forcing and allowing vulnerability in the viewers
through a piece of work? How much is too much intimacy?
The question I proposed in this thesis has yet to be
concluded, as they are highly subjective and theoretical.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you have
any questions or would like to provide some feedback.
Cai, Jinhong, "Step 10" (2023). Masters Theses. 1016.
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