DOI

10.17077/etd.qfdww4ty

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

Jung, Anita

Second Committee Member

McGuire, Steve

Third Committee Member

Hettmansperger, Sue

Public Abstract

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.

Keywords

Adornment, Body, Earthworks, Jewelry, Metal, Place

Pages

vii, 34 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 34).

Comments

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Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Bethany Laranda Wood

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