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dc.contributor.authorFrance, Jauzzle R.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-14T16:32:34Z
dc.date.available2021-07-14T16:32:34Z
dc.date.issued2021-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/1844
dc.description.abstractIn the Caribbean, the Jumbie is a mischievous, mythical, ghost-like creature known for possession and other physical disturbances. Thought to be the souls of someone who has lived a violent life or died a violent death, practices such as exorcisms and prayer are performed in hopes of capturing and banishing these presences from their victims’ lives. The Jumbie's goal is not to harm or kill but to cause mischief and mayhem. Ever since I moved to the United States of America for college from the Caribbean, I have noticed a decline in my mental health. In my culture people reacted to mental health the same way they responded to the Jumbie, as a demonic possession that, according to them, could only be fixed through prayer. Once I became aware of that comparison, I began working on A Jumbie Quilt and Are You Seeing Jumbie, a children’s book that follows a girl, who discovers she has a Jumbie and takes account of how she moves forward with learning to live with it. In both of these projects, I use photography, digital collage, and fabric to explore what it means to preserve a hybrid identity while recounting the impact living in another country has had on my mental health. The quilt and the book serve as documentation of my relationship with the Jumbie and how we have grown from being strangers to becoming familiar with one another, I wish to create a dissonance that mimics the turmoil I feel as a person caught in between cultures and grasping for solace while battling an unknown foe.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Arten_US
dc.subjectCaribbeanen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectQuilting Exhibitionsen_US
dc.subjectAnxiety in arten_US
dc.subjectIdentity (Psychology) in arten_US
dc.subjectImmigrantsen_US
dc.subjectPhotography Exhibitionsen_US
dc.subjectPhotographyen_US
dc.subjectJumbieen_US
dc.subjectFolkloreen_US
dc.subjectMythen_US
dc.titleA Jumbie journey: MFA Thesis - Photography and Related Mediaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.versionNAen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-14T16:32:35Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltzen_US
dc.description.departmentPhotographyen_US
dc.description.degreelevelMFAen_US
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