Being able to live together with another species in a way that is mutually beneficial is magical. Animals can have distinctive personalities and are often irreplaceable to the people who love them. They can be so genuinely loving and at times silly but then can instantly shift into being demanding and emotional. The interactions that people have with animals have universal consistencies but at the same time are very personal and individual relationships.
The artwork in my thesis exhibition, Please Don't Touch the Bunnies, explores traditional and non-traditional death rituals as well as the relationships people have with their pets. Mourning and peoples' respect for the dead are very important themes in my work. When my pet rabbits Alice, Osiris, and Flea died I experienced feelings of pain and sadness that are common for a person who has lost a loved one and decided to commemorate them with my art.
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|Commitee:||Shaw-Sutton, Carol, Simms, Matthew|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Art, Enamel, Metal|
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