This thesis documents my evolving understanding of my identity through an examination of my family histories, which I explored throughout my graduate studies in a series of figures in imaginary landscapes. As a Black woman scholar and a second-generation child of immigrants from Martinique and growing up in the Florida suburbs, I am constantly negotiating my space in the southern American landscape. This research addresses the autobiographical discoveries I make regarding the intersections of womanhood, sexuality, class, and how gender roles influence the spaces I inhabit. It elaborates the evolution of thought through figuration, visual symbols, and the abstraction of the landscape. These works are expressed through a variety of media including printmaking, painting, and drawing.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
School of Visual Arts and Design
Emerging Media; Studio Art and Design
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)
Thenard, Sheherazade, "The Hands that Hold You: Negotiating Relationships Between the Self and the Conjured Landscape" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1098.
Restricted to the UCF community until May 2027; it will then be open access.