Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art
First Reader/Committee Chair
Being First generation born Mexican American I am looking into the blend of the two cultures and the disparity between them. The border is the core of my investigation; by traveling across the border I have become conscious of the differences among both sides and duality within myself. My identity has developed from a synthesis of these two cultures, and my wok explores these two factions that cannot be one without the other. fusion is apparent in my self-portraits where I dress up with the colors from both sides of the border. But I also take a personal look into understanding the history and identity of each nation. I create a juxtaposition with these two identities that become one and explore the social, cultural, and political issues we face in the everyday. I recreate my “investigation,” by trying to dig deeper, exposing the layers, and facing my own identity crisis in the process.
Escobar, Mayte, "The Body As Border: El Cuerpo Como Frontera" (2015). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 247.