Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
© 2015 Yehsiming S. Jue
Teeth are unique to the individual just like fingerprints. I paint human sets of teeth and their stages of mutations to explore the connections between our own naturally occurring inner mutations and our science-enduced rebuilding of these structures from stem cells. These duplicated and mirrored forms originate from teeth stem cells and their ability to regenerate our teeth. I also use teeth in my work because they represent us as a whole yet erase the boundary line of gender; while they still follow a naturally occurring, common process. So we can all relate to teeth, yet they are very personal identifiers.
Jue, Yehsiming S., "Transmogrify" (2015). CGU MFA Theses. 102.