Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art and Design
Mark Burleson - Chair
This exhibition is a direct response to my own religious upbringing. I chose to explore the oppression upon women, gays and people of color by religious intolerance. The Church dictates social and political mores that affect our society and culture and the way we are treated and governed. The use of the bible and conservative belief structures to defend the ill manner in which we are treated should not be ordained in today’s social construct. In the Name of god addresses issues from the Inquisition to the current war for control over women’s bodies and our reproductive systems. By revisiting the past and illustrating earlier evidence of religious corruption, I intend to demonstrate this countries lack of understanding of anything other.
McCusker, Sharon, "In the Name of God" (2009). Art and Design Theses. Paper 46.