Title

Homeplace

Date of Graduation

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Type

MFA

College

College of Creative Arts

Department

Graphic Design

Committee Chair

Dylan Collins

Committee Co-Chair

Alison Healm

Committee Member

Jason Lee

Committee Member

Naijun Zhang

Abstract

The sculptural work presented in this thesis and the accompanying exhibition showcase the ideas of memory, its fallacy, and why certain objects become tied to the idea of a specific time, place, and culture. Using my own personal experiences growing up in rural West Virginia, I call upon traditional crafting techniques to relay a sense of nostalgia commonly found throughout Appalachia. The expression of the hand present throughout the work highlights the importance placed on these seemingly mundane objects, which hold a special place in my history.

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