This thesis examines two very different themes. The first one is a historical look on the change of female roles in society shown through very well known symbols, and the second one is the search for truth in times of war. I used mythology as a bridge from our ancestors to understand historical and present roles of women in society. Through my artwork I was asking questions about female identity: How are women portrayed in society? Do we make decisions about our lives or do we live by preset traditional rules? Is anatomy defining our destiny; Or we are just raised to think that way? As a result of very unfortunate events in both my home countries Macedonia and United States in 2001, I found myself very much interested in the search for subjective and objective truth. Although these two themes seemed very different at first, upon deeper examination and research I realized the similarities between the two. They share a sensibility. With this thesis I have built a bridge between the two.

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Installations (Art)--Technique; Women in art; War in art; Truth; Video art; Macedonia--History--1992---Pictorial works

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Ambrogi, Patti

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Defibaugh, Denis

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Osterman, Willie


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in December 2013. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: N6494.I56 B64 2007


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