Paper people representations, women as paper objects, interpersonal issues as narrative in art, narrative through color, push and pull technique, color blue as metaphor for fantasy, theatrical dramatic lighting, cubism, ben day dots, photograph as cinema, document reality through fantasy, digital manipulation of photography, collaboration with models to make art
In this thesis body of work, I have interacted and collaborated with five friends to create images exploring human relationships. The subject matter illustrates my friends and myself acting out interpersonal issues with paper representations of one another. It has been my aim to represent my imagery in a campy thematic way. I include a discussion of the images in my body of work from both my perspective and the perspective of my models. The figurative paper images “stand in” as representatives of the genders of their subjects. I have explored multiple points of view, constructing, reconstructing and deconstructing complex compositions; experimenting with a variety of focal points; and I have increased my knowledge of lighting and color effects through digital manipulation.
Graduation Date: 2015
Advisor: Poindexter, Carla
Committee Members: Carla Poindexter, Mark Price, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz Klotz
Degree: Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Department: Visual Arts and Design
Degree Program: Emerging Media; Studio Art and the Computer
Release Date: May 2015
Length of Campus-only Access: None
Access Status: Masters Thesis (Open Access)
STARS Citation: Dufner, Gary, “Real People Acting Out Interpersonal Issues With Paper Representations” (2015).Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 71.