My First Embrace of the Sea & the Fish Swimming in My Head: A Collection of Poems, Photographs, and Cultural Artifacts Inspired by My Father and Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (in Tandem with My BFA Project)
Date of Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art Practices and University Honors
Art + Design
Art, Poetry, Immigration, Identity, Family, Asian-American
This creative thesis reflects the artistic process and influences of Maya Sutriasa's BFA project. This work aims to understand the duality of her biracial and bicultural identity as a second-generation Indonesian-American. This exploration begins with memory, employs time travel, recounts metaphors pertaining to water, and bears witness to her family's cultural hybridity. This paper, and the artwork done for this project, was a means of understanding parts of myself. The artwork shown in this paper mostly takes the form of introspective poetry, journal entries, and textile art.
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Sutriasa, Maya, "My First Embrace of the Sea & the Fish Swimming in My Head: A Collection of Poems, Photographs, and Cultural Artifacts Inspired by My Father and Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (in Tandem with My BFA Project)" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1230.