Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
My thesis exhibition investigates concepts of memory and memorial. These are fueled by feelings of yearning, longing, and nostalgia. We allow memories to linger. I believe we try to strengthen these memories, encase them and tuck them away deep in our minds. These memories create in our psyche psychological memorials. Like physical memorials, our memories too deteriorate and crumble over time. We fill in the gaps to the point where it is unknown just how true these memories are. At times I think that mine are now idealized and idyllic then they really were. The paintings in my exhibit are physical manifestations of my own psychological memorials. “The geometry of thought echoes the geometry of the room.” With that quote in mind, my works are abstracted from three components found in the traditional Japanese home. The three components are the tokonoma, the shoji screen, and the landscape.
Document Availability at the Time of Submission
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.
Kimura-Green, James, "Memory, Memorial" (2014). LSU Master's Theses. 3583.