Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

by Pagenkopp, Ron, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 7; 1569893
Abstract (Summary)

The drawings in Retrospection are a visual exploration of memory and the moments that define my personal experiences. In this exhibition, I look back at the times and events that have directed my own course and the visual narratives that describe the significance of those people, places and circumstances. Memories come to me in pieces, fragments of images that are in a constant state of movement and change. In this work, the grid, numbers, and fragmented images are the elements used to carry this idea of memory. The grid is a representation of time, a constant and repetitive structure that ties these elements together. It is the framework that reconnects all of the individual components and relates them back to each experience. The individual numbers and number sequences not only provide reference to time but also present specific associations to people, places and words. These images are a collection of moments, a survey of past events, that have been reassembled to create representations and impressions that define a broader course of personal change.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Michelon, Mark
Commitee: Richesson, Robin, Stewart, Marian
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: Drawings, Memory, Visual exploration
Publication Number: 1569893
ISBN: 978-1-321-36982-3
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