Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Throughout my process of making books, jewelry and other hand-held objects, I enjoy finding small moments of unexplored beauty in found and constructed cast‐offs that are both concrete and conceptual in nature. My work highlights the intricacies and dualities of individual perspective and material usage. Through making intimate objects, I convey personal moments and observations of my life, confirming that individual perspective is what determines whether an item or experience is life‐changing or mundane, whether it can be passively ignored or enthusiastically celebrated.
Adornment, Body, Earthworks, Jewelry, Metal, Place
vii, 34 pages
Includes bibliographical references (page 34).
Copyright © 2017 Bethany Laranda Wood
Wood, Bethany Laranda. "Sited: place and memory in the making of intimate objects." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2017.