The conception and production of BOY as a thesis exhibition is a personal genesis. "Who am I" "Why have I become what I am? ", are the questions I asked myself upon embarking in the creation of BOY. By projecting once repressed, now active memories through a self-styled, provisional philosophical lens, I seek to gain an understanding of myself. This body of work serves as the interpretive evidence of that projection and forms a base from which to construct a series of realizations that aid in the development of an accepted identity. Thus, my sculptural investigations function as an exercise in self-actualization and realization. By applying the above thesis, I have begun to recognize and value elements in the works that arose as a result of my investigation. Symbolic representations of the dichotomous relationship between religiosity and sexuality constitute my personal narrative - the artist's voice - because they represent a conscious, intentional development and understanding of me.
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