The psychology of space in domestic interiors

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jody L. Christian (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Jennifer Meanley

Abstract: The work for my thesis exhibition consists of large charcoal drawings of domestic interiors that are drawn from life. Many of the normal indications of living have been removed from the rooms, imparting an uneasiness to the space and lending it an uncomfortable psychology. The drawings incorporate a type of rendering that is often hyper-realistic, which brings new meaning and content to ordinarily conventional objects inside homes. Making these drawings requires much time spent observing a room in a house, and this intense looking at objects enables me to see them differently, as they come to represent something greater than their physicality. The interiors include a perceptual kind of perspective that relates to my understanding of the space and the challenge of conveying a small room onto a large piece of paper. Light is an important aspect, because the absence of a particular time of day contributes to the mood of the drawing and represents a continually present feeling. All of these formal components supply a method by which I seek to communicate my relationship and anxiety concerning domestic space.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
Drawings, Psychology, Space
Subjects
Home in art
Self psychology
Dwellings $x Psychological aspects
Drawing, Psychology of

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