2017 Drawings_2017

Identity Among the Theory

An attempt to connect 3D and 2D realities.

After studying psychology for three years at the University of Oklahoma, memorizing important psychological studies, conducting my own studies, and then participating in a few graduate level studies, I felt as though I was slowing loosing my own identity amongst all the ideas and theory.

This was an attempt to ground and reconnect myself to these theories on a more personal level. Psychology, with its many branches, can be dense and heavily analytic in nature. Often there can be a disconnect between these theories and how they interact with our lives. I grappled with the idea of how to present these ideas and connections. I wanted to physically connect these often abstract theories to my own physical self in some manner.

At the time I was in beginning drawing, at the University. The last assignment was to create a 3D drawing. I began by selecting a few fundamental psychology books, case study books, and so on.


I would pick passages that resonated strongly with me, such as observational learning. I would then measure and carve out the pages of the books for a place to put the frame.


The project started to evolve as I continued to play with the idea of not only putting myself but other people into these books.


In the end this project became a fantastic way for me to reconnect to myself and some of the psychological theories I once studied.

By Lindi Mallory

Art, Technology & Culture, B.A.
Psychology, B.A.

I am currently working in: Unity, Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D, and Adobe Creative Suite.

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