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Andersen, Jessica Nicole
Sherman, SondraPapac, SethUnsworth, SaraKeely, Richard
ix, 41 pages : plates
Residual is an exhibition of jewelry that explores the aesthetics of the urban landscape and the evocative nature of its most prevalent item, waste. The jewelry pieces incorporate found objects that demonstrate and exemplify the appeal of discarded, everyday trash. Once objects are altered from their original function they become able to surpass our preconceived notions of the materialistic systems of everyday life. My hope is that through these pieces I am able to bring an attention, which allows the viewer to perceive beauty in the disregarded remnants of life encountered in the urban environment. Residual is comprised of four collections of jewelry pieces, which include, Mended: A Series of Wearables, Collected: An Assemblage of Brooches and Necklaces, Dissembled: Reconstituted Jewelry, and Worn: Tin Jewels. All of which consist of wearable jewelry pieces, constructed to showcase and compliment interesting aspects of the detritus. Each found item was considered and approached with the specificity of the 'jeweler's hand' and completed with the inclusion of traditional processes and materials such as gold, sterling silver, copper and brass. The installation for this exhibition follows a conventional jewelry presentation. Each neckpiece and brooch is hung on the wall at the average height of comfortable wear. The different collections of work are presented together in a composition to further strengthen their theme. In the center of the gallery is an arrangement of pedestals, where the collection Worn: Tin Jewels is shown. This exhibition display allows for viewers to observe a complete perspective of the jewelry pieces and to examine detailed work more closely. The body of work that comprised Residual was displayed in the University Gallery at San Diego State University from April 21,st through May 1st, 2014. Images of this thesis project are on file at the School of Art, Design and Art History at San Diego State University.
Includes bibliographical references (page 18).
Art and Design
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) San Diego State University, 2014
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