Title page for ETD etd-06132005-221041

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author O'Malley, Ryan David
Author's Email Address romall2@lsu.edu, wryanomaly@gmail.com
URN etd-06132005-221041
Title This Is What I Meant When I Told You
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Leslie Koptcho Committee Chair
Darius Spieth Committee Member
Kelli Scott Kelly Committee Member
Kimberly Arp Committee Member
Michael Crespo Committee Member
  • art and athleticism
  • mezzotint
  • photorealism
  • surrealism
  • existential
Date of Defense 2005-04-18
Availability unrestricted
THIS IS WHAT I MEANT WHEN I TOLD YOU is a quest to visually decipher the complexities of "self." The goal is to form a relationship of honesty between my mind and my hand, the art and the viewer. The work investigates reoccurring ideas, threaded through each day, in order to create narratives based on the immediacy of emotion, and the struggle between self-realization and uncertainty.

Or as one commented during my show, "A celebration of the dark side of life."

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