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Barbara McFadyen (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: The beauty of nature and the experience of awe that it evokes can serve to remind us of our place in the world. This thesis examines that beauty , love and loss , remembering , and finding solace through reflections of the past. Using references from mourning and sentimental jewelry , and 18th century eye miniatures , the objects that I create become a portal to the past and provide a feeling of protection. The silhouette becomes a tracery of the individual and experience; the gaze creates a sacred realm. Whether exploring the format of the book or the wearable object , I am able to find respite and carry a treasured memory and that person with me.

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Language: English
Date: 2017
Jewelry, Sentimental Jewelry, 18th Century Eye Miniatures, Gaze, Beauty, Book Arts, Victorian, Georgian, Remembering

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