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Laura Wood (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Linda Darty

Abstract: The intent of this written research document is to support the creative research works entitled: ReCollection. This work supports an investigation of collecting and accumulation of material items in the American culture. I intend to question the importance and place that material possessions have in our culture considering both how and why they are an integral part of our contemporary world. This thesis work consists of six different series of art pieces that have developed from an interest in the relationship that humans have with objects. I have chosen to execute the work using a variety of materials and fabrication techniques to gain a better understanding of the broad topic - collection. Metalsmithing papermaking textiles and printmaking processes have all been implemented in the creation of a visual narrative about collecting. 

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Date: 2011
Fine arts, Psychology, Cultural anthropology, attachment, collection, Jewelry, Metalsmithing, objects, paper

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