UNM super senior Mo Elizabeth Fiebiger graduates in December with a bachelor of arts degree in studio arts and psychology. She decided to do an honors thesis for studio arts on the topic of vulnerabilities.
“When I did my show, I really wanted to embody that through artwork,” Fiebiger said.
She had two pieces for the project:
“One was a wall of nails, and it was supposed to invoke the feeling of physical fear; and to add a participant component, I had individuals write down what makes them vulnerable,” Fiebiger said. “Then there was a second aspect in the Brazilian wax performance, so people would come and watch the performance and I wanted them to feel that they saw these people putting themselves out there.”
She chose to use Brazilian wax because she considers it to be a profound experience with radical meaning.
“It really allows people to put themselves out there, and it was different,” Fiebiger said. “I’ve never seen anything like that: a combination of being my own expression, and to stand out.