The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

'Interfacing': MFA thesis exhibition by Valerie Dillon

Dillon’s "Interfacing" explores a time of uncertainty between two phases of life. The selected works reveal, reuse and reconfigure hidden structural materials of the past as a solid foundation to create a new future version of herself. Seen together, the pieces represent a personal exploration of the middle stage of the Jungian process of individuation; a spiritual and symbolic journey of discovering the core authentic self. She creates a safe space of inquiry and contemplation where individuals who have or will encounter similar existential turning points in their lives will relate to her experience and find a place of connection within the work.