Identifier

etd-05212017-121126

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

In Collecting and Selecting, I am exploring the way others adorn their lives and how these elements add up to emblematize the keeper of the treasures. With linoleum relief prints and drawings, I compose a unique type of portraiture that reveals the parallel identity between the way we dress ourselves and our living spaces. Within my process, I capture moments with photographs, draw, carve, print, and cut out the elements that hold a presence of the owner. Utilizing a heightened sense of contrast with black and white images, the textures and details of these objects come alive. Each gallery wall represents a different person, those persons being inspiring artist friends and my Mom—who’s collected interior is what inspired this concept. These studies produce a visual narrative, which reveal the relationships and connections that we create with the material things that we collect as they become extensions of us.

Date

2017

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Koptcho, Leslie

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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