Author

Elyse Sawka

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Labatte, Jessica

Degree Name

M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts)

Department

School of Art

Abstract

This body of work explores the understanding of literal and metaphoric attachments to intimate spaces I once had access to; my interest lies in memory, identity, and place. This investigation began with photographic documentation and then image deconstruction either digitally or physically. I employ the practices of photography, installation, and sculpture in a constant state of examination of space, form, and perspective. load - bearing occupies the space between familiar and foreign. Through the re-contextualization of images, intimate objects, and raw construction material, I edge closer to understanding the lasting impression of space and the way memory can eclipse experience.

Comments

Committee Chair: Jessica Labatte Committee Members: Jamie Obermeier, Michael Rea, Nina Rizzo

Extent

27 pages, 26 Photographs

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement 2

CC BY-NC-ND

Alt Title

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Documentation

Media Type

Image||Text

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