The thing is

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

Abstract: Since birth I have lived in a world occupied by trinkets, doo-dahs, thingies, collectibles, decorations, souvenirs, tokens, and tangible remnants of people and places. As an only child I spent a lot of time alone, left to my own imaginative devices. Many childhood memories consist of specific series of toys and objects in my home and the ways in which they appeared magical. This magic included hearing sounds from inanimate materials, communicating with said materials, and forming bonds to things in ways that were only logical through my pre-adolescent perception. Objects in my life, just like those in others’, have served as markers, placeholders, trophies, reminders, friends, symbols, warnings, and metaphors for nonverbal gestures. What began as a childhood relationship has evolved with me throughout my growth and movement in life, manifesting in multiple arenas, including my artistic practice.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2016
Keywords
Art, Studio Art
Subjects
Artists as collectors
Mixed media (Art)
Art objects

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