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dc.contributor.supervisor Nickel, Grace (School of Art) en_US
dc.contributor.author Martinez, Monica Mercedes
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-24T15:13:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-24T15:13:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8471
dc.description.abstract I have always been at once fascinated and disquieted by the power of history to shape identity. As a Canadian raised on the Prairies, and a transplanted Chilean immigrant who has a combination of indigenous South American and European heritage, my ethnicity has made seeing only one side of any historical event a near impossibility. How does a person with a multi-faceted ethnic identity interpret the colonization of the Americas? From the view of the indigenous part of me, who mourns the millions lost, or of the European parts of me seeking a chance at a better life? Am I the slave or the slave owner, heathen or saint, explorer or exile, conqueror or conquered? Because of this dichotomy of viewpoints, my explorations of the effects of history, particularly the effects of cultural colonization on personal identity, have become one of the primary motivations for the sculptures that I create. en_US
dc.subject sculpture en_US
dc.subject ceramics en_US
dc.title As we see ourselves, so shall we be seen: identity and the artist’s practice en_US
dc.degree.discipline School of Art en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Grimmer, Stephen (School of Art) Steggles, Mary Ann (School of Art) Fowler, Kent(Anthropology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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