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Follies, Sensory, "Fairies and Witches"


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Follies, Sensory, "Fairies and Witches"


Follies, sensory, “fairies and witches”

Senior Thesis Collection

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Glacial Reprise


Glacial Reprise


GLACIAL REPRISE

Collaboration with Regina Mun

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Bare Haven


Barbara L. Kuhlman

Fiber Arts Scholarship

 

Bare Haven


Barbara L. Kuhlman

Fiber Arts Scholarship

 

Size: 84" X 84" X 84"
Date of Exhibition:        September 12th, 2017 - November 10th, 2017

     Bare Haven is a large-scale installation piece that combines fiber art techniques with a sculptural construction; a composition juxtaposing actual objects from the natural world with representations inspired by the natural world. The origin of the piece is inspired by the element ‘Earth’. Instead of attempting to generalize and express the totality of what the Earth contains, this installation expresses one very specific aspect using visual distortion and magical realism. The piece represents the deterioration of habitats where seemingly insignificant species survive and our common insensitivity toward their irreplaceability on the earth.

     The thematic approach focuses on moths, a group of seemingly insignificant insects neither conventionally beautiful nor frightening, bringing them to life in extremely enlarged proportions. This treatment intensifies their visual and physical presence. Their wings and bodies are crafted to reach a balance between realism and an aesthetic impact using embroidery and the appliqué of fur patches to reproduce the coloration and proportions of the actual moths which are threatened with extinction—the Rattlesnake-master Borer Moth, and Glover’s Silk-moth. Their numbers have been decreasing due to exploitation and contamination of their natural habitats, as well as over-collection by humans.

     The transparent frame encompasses layers of actual flowers, expressing contrasts between feelings of protection versus fragility and distance versus intimacy. The urge to observe the moth forms more closely is interrupted by the screen of flowers providing a weak yet undeniable barrier. Over time the flowers in the exhibit will slowly decay, desiccate, and decolorize, just as the earth is deteriorating over time under the impact of human actions—both undergoing an irreversible and visible transformation.

 
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Capmore & Fillagain


Capmore & Fillagain


The spectacular consumption of commodities in America

redistributed in the form of household furniture

SPECIFICATIONS:

Plastic Bag, Plastic Bottle, Beverage Label, Coffee Lid, Coffee Cup, Coffee Sleeve, Paper Documents, Dryer Sheets, Tissue Paper, Nutritional Bar Wrapper, Chip Bag, Candy Wrapper, Contact, Wine Foil Capsule, Tampon Applicator, Bottle Cap, Dehydrated Vegetable Packet (Green Onion, Mushroom, Carrot), Egg Shells, Egg Carton, Walmart Receipt, Jo-Ann Receipt, Textile Waste, Band-Aids, Clothing Hangtag Label, Clementine Peels

 
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High Society


High Society


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Corrupted Innocence


FSAD 2640: Fashion Draping

Corrupted Innocence


FSAD 2640: Fashion Draping