Year of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Other Degree Name/Area of Focus
Department or School/College
Department of Art
Christian Herwitz, Elizabeth Lo, James Bailey
abnormal, art, artwork, disorders, drawing, installation, painting, performance, psychology, video
University of Montana
dysfunction examines how we perceive normalcy and in turn, differentiate those who are abnormal through visual metaphors of the interior structures and features of the home. My thesis exhibition explores psychological disorders through installation, painting, drawing, sculpture and performance. The viewer’s interaction with the installation, which references an individual’s domestic and very personal spaces, allows a physical awareness and appreciation of another’s personality and psychological characteristics. This is done in order to create a more in-depth understanding or empathy of abnormal psychology and various mental states, such as intense anxiety or anger, which exist within all of us.
Lemnitzer, Anna Kirsten, "dysfunction" (2012). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 1355.
© Copyright 2012 Anna Kirsten Lemnitzer