The thesis project, Purging Vexations, is about the precarious nature of human life. It is an investigation of specific women who have found themselves in vulnerable situations. The seven sculptural objects in Purging Vexations are the result of a cathartic and ritual artistic process based in traditional fiber techniques. My end goal in this project is to persuade the viewer and reader to reconsider the sanctity of the female body. Through that process, the individual might begin a reevaluation of their own body, centering on how unified are their subconscious and conscious mind with the body. This thesis exhibition was held at the Everett Gee Jackson Gallery at San Diego State University. Images of this project are available for viewing at Love Library.