This thesis work depicts my process of therapy and rejuvenation found through artwork about abuse I suffered during high school. Through creating metaphors about the abuse, PTSD, and my anxiety, I discovered that my work served as a coping and healing act. My thesis displays fiber art techniques-embroidery, crochet, rusting and decaying fiber, and creating sculpture with hog gut and wire-that illustrate my recovery from abuse, as well as the strategies that now help me cope with residual anxiety.
Karpa, Alyssa. (May 2016). Release (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/5324.)
Karpa, Alyssa. Release. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, May 2016. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/5324. May 13, 2021.
Karpa, Alyssa, “Release” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, May 2016).
Karpa, Alyssa. Release [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; May 2016.
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