Anecdotes is a set of illustrations derived from Biblical text, scientific discovery and self-created stories. This body of work questions these texts through the temporal nature of the anecdotal storytelling convention. The images, created through the manipulation of three-dimensional materials such as paper, cardboard, string, and fabrics in constructed sets and photographically represented as a two-dimensional images, question the authenticity of the grand narrative. The images explore scientific discoveries along with religious beliefs revealing my reservations, perceptions, and sentiments toward both. In considering my changing knowledge and beliefs from childhood into adulthood, Anecdotes deconstructs these conflicting narratives into a directorial agenda that subverts, parodies and internalizes each text.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Science in art; Storytelling in art; Religion and science--Pictorial works

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School of Art (CIAS)


O’Neil, Elaine

Advisor/Committee Member

Lieberman, Jessica

Advisor/Committee Member

Miokovic, Alexander


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: N8239.S65 B45 2009


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