2020 BFA THESIS SHOW
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS


























 

CHARLOTTE KERSHAW

charlotte-kershaw.com
Thesis Project


For my thesis, I want to explore the ubiquitous yet extremely individual nature of emotion. I want to give a visual identity to feeling by conveying how our brains may look when processing and reacting to the world around us, and in turn, how space is affected by our physical presence. We vary in degree and causation of our emotions, but the innate subjectivity of emotion is what makes it universal. I am intrigued by the fact that emotion, color, and music alike all hold no physical form. Color is based on the interaction of light, music is based on sound frequency, and emotion is visceral. I want to create an immersive experience that gives a tangible identity to our minds and how we interact and process the world around us, using color theory as a base and means of categorization. I wish to ground these more elusive ideals in feminist thought and theory, as a way to abstract and reframe feminism though the lens of a defined emotional sensibility.