You will be with me in paradise

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Steisha I. Pintado (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Barbara Campbell Thomas

Abstract: This MFA thesis explores my personal experience of being born and raised in a fundamentalist religious cult, and the aftermath of leaving the cult. My practice is interdisciplinary, using drawing, painting, installation, and stop motion animation together to unfold a narrative of indoctrination and liberation. My work helps me confront the fact that I am an apostate, it helps me take back my power and my voice, and I want to use my voice to speak out against a system of oppression hiding in plain sight. I use this work to celebrate how I have forcefully taken the things that I had been denied since birth: an education, a career, a voice, a free life where two plus two always equals four.

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Language: English
Date: 2023
Cults, Installation, Jehovah's Witnesses, Painting, Paradise, Stop Motion Animation
Ex-church members $x Jehovah's Witnesses
Religion in art
Mixed media (Art)
Multimedia (Art)

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