Studio craft and the production of the heirloom

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Stacy Bloom Rexrode (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Sheryl Oring

Abstract: This paper explores the concept of the heirloom through attachments to objects, imagery and processes. I incorporate traditional methods of craft such as crochet and ceramics, as well as materials such as silk flowers, plastic plates, and plastic recyclables to emphasize this topic. My use of a variety of media calls for an examination of the perception of materials, meaning and the hierarchies of value often associated with them. Throughout my exploration of materials I often enlist the use of the flower as metaphor. The works that I produced for the 2014 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, on view April 26 through June 1, 2014, support the proposals put forth in this document.

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Language: English
Date: 2014
Craft, Delft, Feminism, Flower, Heirloom, Recycle
Handicraft $x Psychological aspects
Heirlooms $x Psychological aspects
Flowers in art
Metaphor in art

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