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dc.contributor.advisorRice, Thomas, 1960-
dc.contributor.authorOlson, Joana
dc.description27 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe paintings in Bandaid for a Bullet Wound are abstractions based on the visual disturbances and symptoms of migraines. Migraine sufferers usually experience a severe, pounding headache, nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound that can last from 4 hours to several days. Rendered either from sketches drawn during a migraine or from memory, the images represent reflections on the acceptance of these recurring afflictions into my life over the past nine months. The works depict the need to cope with a forced change of lifestyle, physical pain, lost time, and the frustration that comes along with them. Bandaid for a Bullet Wound essentially expresses an attempt to take as much control as possible over this new aspect of my life. The elements of each piece, including the slow, contemplative process of painting, layering of color, brushstrokes, and sizeable canvases, are meant to create a dialogue between the artist and the viewer about the fragility and legitimacy of human experience and emotion. The author describes the influence of painters Frida Kahlo, Mark Rothko, and Ross Bleckner.en_US
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dc.titleBandaid for a Bullet Wounden_US
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