From the backyard to Berlin: a study of the overlooked everyday

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Amy Stibich (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mariam Stephan

Abstract: My work seeks to celebrate common institutional and domestic architecture by focusing on and utilizing often overlooked details. I am particularly interested in the domestic interior decorating strategies of suburban homeowners and I incorporate items including contact paper, lace, and linens to transform ordinary surfaces. I explore both two and three-dimensional space with the use of these decorative and everyday materials alongside flat representations created through collage and photography. Some works employ video documentation of the construction, deconstruction and reconstruction associated with each work to reveal its possibilities and my decision-making. My written portion of my thesis work will describe my work and process in detail. I will also examine the notion of authenticity and the influence of my own memories and artists such as Richard Tuttle and Sarah Sze.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2013
Art, Drawing & Painting, Everyday, Installation Art, Process, Sculpture
Interior decoration in art
Architecture, Domestic, in art

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