Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art and Design
Pam Longobardi - Committee Chair
Dr John Decker - Committee Member
Dr Teresa Reeves - Committee Member
My Thesis body of work, The Mythos for the Mortal, presents visual interpretations of apocalyptic mythoi—past, present, and future. These works are both a conscious and unconscious response to childhood exposure to apocalyptic stories and form a visual record of social, political and religious interpretations of the apocalypse. The overarching theme of apocalypse (from the Greek word Apokalypsis, meaning ‘to unveil’ or ‘to reveal’) has allowed me to reconnect to my youth and heritage and has driven me to articulate more clearly a perspective regarding the future and what it will ‘reveal’ to us. I use the landscape as a stage to create narratives and metaphors expressing these ideas. These paintings and drawings are divided into four categories of apocalypse: historical, future, ecological, and personal.
Kolpy, Stephanie Elaine, "Mythos for the Mortal" (2010). Art and Design Theses. Paper 56.