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dc.contributor.authorDrexel, Anna
dc.description.abstract"This work explores feelings of intimacy and vulnerability through device­like objects that explore varying degrees of intense physical contact. With the act of contact comes the risk of collision, and with collision comes the risk of damage. Utilizing porcelain, whose physical presence is one of fragility, the fear of their breakability is evoked. While not necessarily precious, porcelain is a material associated with the fine domestic space. Whether it be in the form of a shattered vase, or a chipped tea cup, the fragility of porcelain is a base characteristic of the material. When a ceramic object is broken, it becomes evident to everyone around as it shatters, and makes a scene. Sometimes it is just a chip, or a small crack, only seen by the breaker. Similarly, when two people grow to have a close connection, one might notice small changes in one another that are not evident to other people. The porcelain suites this body of work due to its function on the body with the action of two people being physically close to one another. Unlike conventional jewelry, the work cannot be secured onto the body or clothing. If one wearer steps away, the suddenly unsupported work will fall down and break." -- page 3en_US
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dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Arten_US
dc.subjectHuman connectionen_US
dc.subjectArt metal-work Exhibitionsen_US
dc.subjectJewelry Exhibitionsen_US
dc.titleConnect: MFA Thesis - Metalen_US
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltz
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