Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
Parrish, Heather R.
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Throughout history, humankind has looked to the natural world for understanding the foundations of life and the essence of existence. Emphasizing states of sedimentary material, as physical and metaphorical reference to the cyclical complexion of life/death, growth/decay, transformation/stasis…I investigate the meaning of familial roots, reimagining humanity’s relationship to earth. The ways in which this connection can be understood are dependent on visual or symbolic representations and through experiential knowledge of sensing physicality and materiality.
Buddhism, culture, hybrid, interconnection, papermaking, Thai
viii, 22 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 20-21).
Copyright © 2019 Jaz Graf
Graf, Jaz. "Geographies of ancestral embodiment." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2019.