DOI

10.17077/etd.13a4gnwq

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2017

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Yuen, Kee-Ho

First Committee Member

McGuire, Steve

Second Committee Member

Barrett, Tim

Third Committee Member

Casto, Andrew

Public Abstract

My MFA graduate work in Jewelry and Metal Arts has been dedicated to the conceptualization and creation of headpieces, such as crowns, headdresses and body adornments. Through my art, I explore such issues as the search for self-identity, self-autonomy and individualism. Ultimately, my work is about a quest for the self. I draw heavily from autobiographical experiences, which influence my story telling. These experiences were shaped by my growing up in the Soviet Union and Ukraine, and then later by my immigration to the United States.

I love working with various metals as well as other alternative materials that I find interesting, ranging from fabrics, ceramics, plastics, and paper to found objects. I enjoy employing fabrication and forging processes.

Keywords

ceramics, crown, headdress, metal art, self-identity, Ukraine art

Pages

xiii, 72 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-72).

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Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Nataliya Vladimirovna Laux

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