You Know that Feeling You Get Right After You Vomit? Yeah, I Want to Feel That is an ongoing collection of photographic and sculptural components existing as found object mixedmedia such as oranges, wood, flowers, and inkjet prints held by T-pins. Through a surrealistic indulgence of abjection and uncanniness, with an implied bodily violence, this series of work comes to an understanding of time, identity, and existing between social boundaries creating a push and pull to define “in-betweenness”. This contradiction causes a psychic dissonance, or a mental contradiction of belonging; to exist in-between is to exist uncannily. “In-betweenness” is represented by images of my body fractured and separated into limbs and torsos as a metaphor for the split psyche. By referencing traditional tropes within art history, such as flowers, fruit, the nude, and death portraiture, I redefine myself in my own terms from the ground up.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Photography, Artistic; Still-life photography; Photography of the nude; Abject art; Mixed media (Art); Human figure in art

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Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Photography and Related Media (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CAD)


Joshua Thorson

Advisor/Committee Member

Angela Kelly


student uses name of Ian and Jin.


RIT – Main Campus

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