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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Power of Wrapping
by Thieman, Sharon, M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University, 2018, 55; 10813176
Abstract (Summary)

Power of Wrapping explores and communicates the somaesthetically inspired artistic act of wrapping as a generative force for healing. This thesis exhibition is an installation of artwork comprised of the combined forms and outcomes from two types of investigation. One, a studio practice in which my own somatic engagement, collaborates with my personal aesthetics of form, to produce two kinds of exhibited work. The first is a large traditionally wrapped Japanese temari and the second, involves twenty low-relief two dimensional wrappings on eight-inch stretcher frames and configured in a circular pattern with a larger wrapped stretcher frame in the center. Two, a social practice which embodies relationally and somaesthetically inspired art making within community groups, as generators of a large hanging form of wrapped hula hoops. In its totality, the installation is an expression of the idea that the body is essential to both making art and experiencing art.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Prusa, Carol
Commitee: Brown, Andrew, Shusterman, Richard, Stollar, Thomas
School: Florida Atlantic University
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Aesthetics
Keywords: Art installation, Healing, Meditation, Somaesthetics
Publication Number: 10813176
ISBN: 978-0-438-01343-8
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