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Date

2022-09-22

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0000-0002-7124-6361

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Degree Level

Masters

Abstract

Traces is motivated by visceral awareness within natural spaces and an impulse to document experiences within these spaces to serve as a form of remembrance and preservation. Exploring how memory can distort, change, or become distant, Traces touches on themes of presence and absence. The fluctuations of clarity and ambiguity pulse throughout the gallery space like the pace of a walk, a heart beat, or a breath. Through these encounters and in investigating how recollection can be tied to collected materials and visual associations, I seek to explore how these moments can resonate more deeply and serve to fuel a journey of the imagination. By honing in on overlooked aspects of natural spaces, objects, and nuanced intangible moments, and viewing them through the lens of memory, I aim to garner closer relationships between the viewer and their surroundings and create a visual language that has the capacity to generate new narratives beyond these initial encounters.

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printmaking, drawing, visual art, mapping, memory, traces, collecting, ephemera, nest, nature, natural environment, walking, contemporary art, installation, stitching, embroidery, thread, vestiges, recollection, imagination, narrative, memory palace, abstract expressionism, cy twombly, julie mehretu

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

Department

Art and Art History

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Studio Art

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