• Becoming. transformations within the maternal exchange: MFA Thesis - Printmaking

      Jaehnert, Tina (2016-05)
      Entering into a parenting role awakens unexpected concerns, fears, joys, and anticipations. Instincts go into overdrive as life’s main purpose shifts from self-preservation to protection and nurturing our child or children. The life once mapped out, or even the life in mid pursuit of, becomes magnified and heavily interrogated within this shift. My installation joins different environments, objects and works to explore the roles taken on during the tender and transformative incubation period of infancy and toddler stages. The role of protection is the focus of this body of work, using symbolic representations that contain processes within the natural world.
    • Beyond our ideal wonderland - curioser and curioser! : MFA Thesis - Printmaking

      Kweon, Se Ra (2016-05)
      Currently unsatisfying reality makes us want to imagine living in our daydreams. Daydreams may even be more than just wishful explorations; they may be pricelessly useful. They are our rehearsals for future actions (Singer 119). They suggest new and alternative ways of dealing with reality, thereby offering us a chance to decide on a more effective approach to life.