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Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

2017

Boise State University

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Influence: Art, Activism, And Identity As Seen Through A Neurodivergent Lens, Anna Matejcek Mar 2017

Influence: Art, Activism, And Identity As Seen Through A Neurodivergent Lens, Anna Matejcek

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

My world has no separation between art, activism, and identity. As a neurodivergent individual, I experience life through hyperactive senses. It is an intense reality; however, it is the force that drives me to create, explore, discover and learn. My mind works like a kaleidoscope, always awash in colorful abstract images, each twist or turn reveals a new perspective. For my MFA visual art thesis, I used my neurodivergent brain as the foundation of my study. The concept formed in my mind first as blurry shapes and colors, and then came into focus as I began the process of gathering ...