Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
This work begins with the decorative arts. It is inspired by the seductive color and line of Iznik tile from the Ottoman Empire and the ornate decorative flourishes of 18th. Century Chinoiserie wall paper that depicts fantastic landscapes and fanciful animals. The bears, cats, birds, snakes, and dogs and people dressed in costumes that appear in the tiles are the protagonists of a fairy tale yet to be written. The uses of enchantment are endlessly fascinating. Enchantment fulfills our need for fantasy, beauty, meaning and reassurance. It connects us to the past and equips us to face the present, secure in the knowledge that all's well that ends well.
Document Availability at the Time of Submission
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.
Belenki, Anna, "The uses of enchantment" (2007). LSU Master's Theses. 604.