Term of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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Thesis (open access)
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Department of Art
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This body of work, [P]lace: Reinterpreting the Feminine, explores the ideas of gender and the the common associations materials, colors, values, etc. have in relationship to the accepted feminine and masculine. Armed with knowledge of these assumptions, my lace sculpture and installation work aims to draw attention to the complications surrounding what we understand as feminine through material transformation. By changing select qualities of the material, I create analogies for assumptions commonly made about women. My ultimate goal is not only material manipulation, but to question some of the fundamental elements we associate with gender itself. I create to both demonstrate that lace can embody traits typically associated with being masculine, (strong, structural, dominant, etc.) as well as to show that these “feminine” aspects of the material are not inherently such.
James, Nicole D., "[P]lace: Reinterpreting the Feminine" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2070.
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