Sarah Hayes BFA Illustration Thesis Fall 2014
My Stuff: My Self
I will be exploring the role that objects in our possession play in shaping our identities. I believe that by examining why we are attracted to the things we own, we can find a deeper understanding of ourselves. By exploring biological research as well as social and emotional experiences, I inspect our relationship with objects. This paper will discuss the works of Russell Belk, Anna Gibbs, Elisabeth Kaplan, Daniel Miller, Don Norman, Vamik Volkan, and others.