A Place in Time
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Jewelry
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Jewelry
Bibliography: pages 27-28
"Storytelling is rooted in our daily lives, giving individuals the ability to connect and understand the world we live in. These stories are often memorable through one’s connection to time and place. In the jewelry field, place is significant in the life of an object because it tells a story that is activated through episodic memory. This causes objects to be an extension of one’s identity. Like memory, the body is also significant in the activation of these objects, enabling a multisensory experience to occur in space. This experience creates a simultaneous interaction that is continuous. In my studio practice, I utilize place and storytelling as a therapeutic outlet by incorporating natural materials and mundane jewelry processes to create small-scale sculptural objects. This allows my work to function as an autobiography or narrative. Through focusing on place, I can recreate stories from my past that are activated through experience and create an endless narrative that is transferred to the audience."
Keywords: storytelling, place, identity, memory, time, objects, therapy, jewelry, symbolism
CHAIR: Keyes, Lanelle
Song, Jay H.
PDF : 28 pages, color illustrations