Art From the Abyss

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Timothy Paul French (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Scott Eagle

Abstract: This document is written in support of the thesis exhibition Art from the Abyss which represents and supports the idea of art-making as a catharsis. Through these works negative emotions are identified named and given an image. Frightening emotional issues become visual caricatures placed within a non-threatening context where they can be understood. Understanding creates tolerance and lessens fear and distrust. The metaphorical abyss is not just a repository for potential evil but an important source of positive creative energy. 

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Date: 2011
Fine arts, Abyss, Art, Lowbrow, Painting, Pop, Surrealism
Emotions in art
Drawing, American
Painting, American

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