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.
|Commitee:||Brown, Andrew, Shusterman, Richard, Stollar, Thomas|
|School:||Florida Atlantic University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Art installation, Healing, Meditation, Somaesthetics|
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