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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Architecture of Memory
by Gesiakowski, Michael J., M.F.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2015, 26; 1593026
Abstract (Summary)

My artwork investigates the process of structural degradation and uses the construct of architecture to question our perceptions of memory and our concept of place. I draw inspiration from degraded and weatherworn buildings and their ornamentation: aged stone and terra cotta facades, fractured adornment and other architectural components left to the elements. I attempt to capture the enigmatic beauty and the unperceived intricacy of this ongoing process of deterioration. My work presents narratives of the impermanence of memory, and by creating a connection with man-made structures I hope to reveal correlations between architecture and our recollections.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dresang, Paul A., Page, Joe
Commitee: Brown, Steve, Dimick, Brigham
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Art and Design
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: Architecture, Ceramics, Memory, Sculpture
Publication Number: 1593026
ISBN: 978-1-321-89100-3
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