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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Frank, Alison Christina
Author's Email Address afrank2@lsu.edu
URN etd-06082004-120408
Title The Orthographic Characters (in No Particular Order)
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Leslie Koptcho Committee Chair
Kimberly Arp Committee Member
Mark Zucker Committee Member
Rod Parker Committee Member
Thomas Neff Committee Member
  • printmaking
  • painting
  • art
Date of Defense 2004-05-11
Availability unrestricted
My work focuses on the development of playful and absurd combinations of small creatures that co-exist in a state of odd logic. The creatures share a vulnerable, somewhat fragile, quality, yet are assigned vital force in their existence. This juxtaposition is metaphorical for certain aspects of human existence. The Orthographic Characters is the title of a series of prints and paintings I have created that form a non-linear narrative. Each piece is inspired by the alliteration of one alphabet character. The writings form a bizarre, feverish context for the characters.
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