Title

Trace

Identifier

etd-06012017-172720

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

The pots in the exhibition Trace speak both to my desire to belong, to connect to my beginnings, and yet to still trace my own path forward; they are about making connections and missing connections. Through these pots I ask questions of myself and the world around me in an attempt to negotiate the edges of my life. How do I feel connected and present in my own life and relationships? How do I feel connected to my family and my roots, while still finding my own path? What does it mean to belong in a family that is divided by great physical distance? What is the cure for loneliness? My work is intended to convey a sense of life lived, and life still to be lived. Each pot is a snapshot of the journey, a tether that connects me to me, and me to you—a memory frozen in mud-made-stone for years to come.

Date

2017

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Shaw, Andy

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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