Thesis Committee Member(s)
Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
My thesis consists of a series of paintings based on creation myths from five separate cultures. The stories I used for my series come from Japan, Egypt, Greece, the Maidu tribe (Native American), and the Ngurunderi tribe (Aboriginal). My goal in embarking on this project was to transform the verbal text into a visual journey that represented the narrative described within each myth. As an English and Fine Arts double major I wanted to combine my love of stories with my artistic skills to make my mental image a tangible experience for others. By using the key figures and elements of each story, I hoped to draw the viewer into the creative process for a more interactive experience.
Date of Award
Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)
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Ortega, Alexis, "Visualizing the Written Word: an Artistic Approach to Creation Myths" (2013). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 589.