Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Ms. Eden Collins, MFA
Dr. David A. Lewis, PhD
Dr. William Nieberding, PhD
Ms. Caroline C.C. Conn, MFA
The Great Unlearning is a conceptual exploration: sifting through experiences and objects to overcome psychological pain, expectations of society, individual upbringing, and outside influences in an ongoing quest for authenticity. To both embrace personal history and honor loved ones while letting go of lingering negativity is challenging. Using objects culled from my life, examining the past, and incorporating items gathered along my path through nature, the work seeks personal healing while promoting the power of all people to break from indoctrination, group think, and mob mentality to make better choices to live a satisfying and peaceful existence…hopefully in a democratic free society.
Pears, Catherine McCrory, "The Great Unlearning" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 495.
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