Written here is an account of my journey exploring and investigating a new artistic path. I showcase the ways in which my visual production is unique both within the field of art but also and more importantly is an imprint of my authorship and personality. As an abstract expressionist painter interested in formalism, my artwork suggests a universal language of color and form. Colors and distinctive shapes come to form a great energy and dynamism. Through the effect of the process, whereby all these elements are combined, I have attempted to transcend the norms of formalism and express the very nature of freedom through the work of art. I also speak about the many motivations for my personal and artistic transformation, looking at the ways in which my background and personality affect my overall work. I chronicle some key changes in my stylistic transformation - one that is always of progress and process. In effect, this research incorporates the challenges and determinant factors that directly feed into the overall transformation of my work and intellectual views.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Painting--Themes, motives; Painting--Technique; Abstract expressionism; Freedom and art

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Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Kronfield, Elizabeth

Advisor/Committee Member

Sheppard, Luvon


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: ND972.7.A53 A4 2012


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