People retain objects that bear emotional significance; this is, essentially, the fetishization of an object; an attachment to, or a desire for something inanimate. The names for these objects include heirloom, memento, souvenir, antique and relic. These objects bear the burden of nostalgia for the past; they represent a moment that is no longer the present.
I used the printmaking process of etching to make line-based drawings of objects that reflected or conjured the ideas of longing and desire. After printing the image multiple times, I waxed, cut and sewed together the many forms to create larger works. While I found the concept of nostalgia and longing to be romanticized, I found that I could overcome my attachment to certain items I own. It was through my art making process that I explore the connections between objects, narrative, nostalgia and desire.
|Commitee:||Miyoshi, Kimiko, Siegel, Fran|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Fine arts, Aesthetics, Textile Research|
|Keywords:||Beauty, Etching, Nostalgia, Original artwork, Printmaking, Sewing art|
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