Semester of Graduation

Summer 2019

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

School of Art

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

The work in the exhibition A Cup Of Breast Milk and A Warm Chair is a physical and ephemeral connection between mothers and daughters. It explores my personal connection to my maternal lineage. This connection is looked through the lens of common generational roles of women, ancestral inheritance and my childhood memories. I consider what it means to inherit and to be remembered outside of the standard androcentric genealogical structure. My inheritance from my maternal lineage comes in the form of women’s work, or handcrafts such as: crochet, knitting and sewing. In creating this body of work, I blend the use of handicrafts and techniques from printmaking, papermaking and carpet making.

Committee Chair

Koptcho, Leslie

Available for download on Friday, May 20, 2022

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