Sydney McLeod Printmaking Thesis Fall 2018

“I left my body lying in a ditch somewhere. In its place I drag around someone elses corpse. It wears my face and stole my voice, but I can feel the way it struggles to fit inside my skin. The joints are rotting as I speak: jaw stiff and strangling, fingers numb and cold, tendons poised to snap.
This body doesn’t belong to me.”
So begins my book on the effects of chronic pain in conjunction with my own experience. The drumleaf bound book is a combination of letterpress and intaglio prints that focus on the use of metaphor, ink, and physicality to give presence and relatability to chronic pain. This book is a reflection on the emotional and psychological effects of pain as part of a long-term and invisible disorder. It is a place to create visual and text based language around the reality of living with chronic pain that surpasses simple definitions and medical journal criteria, to convey not what chronic pain is, but what it feels like to be in pain everyday for the foreseeable future.

Leilani Galindo Illustration Thesis Fall 2018

Abigail St. John Illustration Thesis Fall 2018

Ann-Marie Engelberth Illustration Thesis Fall 2018

Emily Cress Illustration Thesis Fall 2018

Tayler Howard Illustration Thesis Fall 2018

Jack Hale Graphic Design Thesis Fall 2018

Sydney McLeod Printmaking Thesis Fall 2018

Bradley Hoseley Printmaking Thesis Fall 2018

Katie Tester Painting Thesis Fall 2018

Emily Lint Photography Thesis Fall 2018

Amelia Forman Photography Thesis Fall 2018