Sensory Reminiscences

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Leslie Shirah (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Hanna Jubran

Abstract: This report is based on my thesis exhibition inspired by memories of my childhood. The foundation of this body of work involves reconstructing and reviving the sensory perceptions of materials processes and colors from my recollections as a youth. Growing up in a small town in Alabama provided emotional and visual stimuli from two major sources: the activities of my personal bond with family members who still serve as the core of my strength and persistence and a dependence upon and an appreciation of nature's resources. In the desire to understand the pervasive impact of my emotional and visual recollections as well as to comprehend how sensory reactions operate in the brain I conducted research of scientific illustrations of the limbic system. I was able to form an understanding of how material process and emotion are experienced through the recollection of memory. This report is information about the sculptures and their creation. 

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Date: 2011
Fine arts
Sculpture, American--21st century
Sensory stimulation--In art
Memory in art

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