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UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Katharine W. Austin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Mariam Stephan

Abstract: Through collage and three dimensional model sculptures, my work seeks to visually navigate domestic interior and exterior spaces tied to specific childhood memories. I am interested in the visual investigation and recreation of my childhood home and familiar domestic constructions. I describe specific memories by building autonomous domestic structures that include everyday items to indicate common interior and exterior surfaces. I explore both two and three-dimensional space with the use of collage and model making materials. My work employs three dimensional spaces, and the illusion of space to reveal its possibilities; I play with physical space and the illusion of space to support and challenge one another. My written thesis describes my work and process in detail. I will also examine the notion of home and childhood, the influence of my own memories, and the creative impact of artists Ann Toebbe and Paul Pfeiffer.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2014
Collage, Painting, Sculpture
Home in art
Architecture, Domestic, in art
Space (Art)
Mixed media (Art)

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