Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Preferred Name - First Author

Ashley G. Roth

Date of Award

Spring 2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


School of Art, Design and Art History


Robert Mertens


Awkwardness and vulnerability

through continuous public display and criticism

this and these inhibiting, defeating a person’s ability

to be able to function to the fullest extent.


Through literal and metaphorical ciphering I blend original poetry with my artwork in order to address misperceptions about gender, sexuality, mental illness, and ableism within American society. My undergraduate thesis work is an expression of my personal experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), major panic disorder, depression and dermatillomania.



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