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Self as Subject: The Twenty-Two-Year Decision to Paint My Chronic Illness
Morales, Ana Maria
Art practices are molded by personal experiences and are therefore each unique. Understanding the true meaning behind an artist's work means investigating their past, often as far back as childhood. My decision to make work about diabetes was shaped by both a lifetime of living with the disease and my education as a practicing artist. I have encountered a number of obstacles along the way and I have surprisingly discovered many parallels between my art and my disease. It is a delicate relationship that I have formed with my body and one that seems to determine who I'm inspired by, what I pay attention to, and what I'm able to recall in my mind. Making artwork about my life as a diabetic has consequently encouraged me to reflect on my own past and all the events, people, and bits of information that have led me to where I am at this moment.
Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fitzpatrick, Corrine E.
N6447.3 .M67 2016
1 USB drive (feat. visual timeline)
Pages 029 - 039 are a fold-out, visual timeline
Morales, Ana MariaDiseases in artArt Institute of Chicago--School--Dissertations
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