Kathryn Prater BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Fall 2017

Adapting the Landscape of Memory

A stitch, is the connection between two or more pieces.
A quilt, is an accumulation, a collection, a joining of segments.
The same may be said about a jigsaw puzzle.
The purpose is to build a broken image.
A hinge, or a rope, creates a bond.
It brings two piece together, but allows mobility.
A gate or a doorway, marks the shift from one place to another,
as we move constantly through the ever shifting landscape of memory.

This thesis arose from my lack of episodic memory, resulting in a lost sense of childhood, and a curiosity for the ways that objects, environment, and emotion, influence how and what we remember. This is an exploration of recollection, as it relates to place and identity.

Through the use of metaphor, I make tangible the fragmented images and sentiment that exists within me. Through the act of making, and arranging them together in a space, I form a collage. I am given the ability to create something new from the broken pieces of past. I invite viewers into my own comprised image of memory, in the hopes that it will spur the construction of their own.

Ashley Cozzetto BFA Photography Thesis Fall 2017

Emily Schwartz BFA Illustration Thesis Fall 2017

Matt Rodenbeck BFA Illustration Thesis Fall 2017

Kendrick Corp BFA Painting Thesis Fall 2017

Emma Parry BFA Painting Thesis Fall 2017

Madison Clark Camcam BFA Painting Thesis Fall 2017

Jessie Siegel BFA Printmaking Thesis Fall 2017

Sarah Anderson BFA Creative Writing Thesis Fall 2017

Austin Salazar BFA Painting Thesis Fall 2017

Andrew Newell BFA Sculpture Thesis Fall 2017

Aaron Smith BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Fall 2017

Tanya Gonzalez BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Fall 2017

Ari Gabriel BFA Animated Arts Thesis Fall 2017

Hannah Schill BFA Animated Arts Thesis Fall 2017

Casey Finn BFA Intermedia Thesis Fall 2017

Valeriya Gayevskaya BFA Intermedia Thesis Fall 2017

Zachary Pescador BFA Video & Sound Thesis Fall 2017

Ben Glas BFA Video & Sound Thesis Fall 2017

Sarah Birch BFA Animated Arts Thesis Fall 2017

Kathryn Prater BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Fall 2017

Ivy Loughborough BFA Intermedia Thesis Fall 2017

Aidan Jung Bosanko BFA Intermedia Thesis Fall 2017