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Home Sweet Home: An Infinite Grid of Memory and Repressed Abuse Trauma

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Date Issued:
2013
Abstract/Description:
Incorporating traditional craft mediums of crochet and embroidery, I use digital technology to experiment with wording to graphically represent my abuse trauma. Due to the severity of the subject matter and the work ethic I employ in my art practice, using my hands and being completely involved is a form of masochistic pleasure. My process takes on a Sisyphean approach of penance for the sins of others in my work. During my studio practice, my process reaches a meditative state where my mind is clear and free of the burden. Once I've completed a panel of trauma, the burden is transported into the art and a state of enlightenment is achieved.I began this program taking an analysis from an external perspective, gradually shifting my focus of artistic practice to my internal struggles with memory and repressed abuse trauma. Since I have selfishly focused on my personal tragedies for inspiration for the past three years, my work can now address a more universal subject matter in the future.
Title: Home Sweet Home: An Infinite Grid of Memory and Repressed Abuse Trauma.
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Name(s): Bush, Melissa, Author
Santana, Maria, Committee Chair
Reedy, Robert, Committee Member
Lotz, Theo, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Incorporating traditional craft mediums of crochet and embroidery, I use digital technology to experiment with wording to graphically represent my abuse trauma. Due to the severity of the subject matter and the work ethic I employ in my art practice, using my hands and being completely involved is a form of masochistic pleasure. My process takes on a Sisyphean approach of penance for the sins of others in my work. During my studio practice, my process reaches a meditative state where my mind is clear and free of the burden. Once I've completed a panel of trauma, the burden is transported into the art and a state of enlightenment is achieved.I began this program taking an analysis from an external perspective, gradually shifting my focus of artistic practice to my internal struggles with memory and repressed abuse trauma. Since I have selfishly focused on my personal tragedies for inspiration for the past three years, my work can now address a more universal subject matter in the future.
Identifier: CFE0004659 (IID), ucf:49910 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts and Design
Masters
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Subject(s): crochet art -- craft -- abuse -- trauma -- memory -- repetition -- performance art -- labor -- family -- tradition -- generations -- maternal -- lineage -- domesticity
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004659
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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