Things forgotten : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]

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Bodkin, Joel T.
Gee, John P.
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Thesis (B.?.)
Honors College
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This body of work examines interactions people have with inanimate objects. The work is an attempt to conjure up memories that are somehow connected to specific objects and help the viewer realize the rich history that can be bestowed upon an object without a conscious realization. This was accomplished by creating ten pieces of work that deal with inanimate objects as the main subject matter. The composition and layout of each piece, sets up a dialog between seemingly random objects, and makes the viewer draw upon previous experience with such items to create a personal narrative for each piece. In an effort to help those who view this body of work relate to my intentions, I have included a detailed explanation of how I approached each piece, and the personal symbolism associated with the objects chosen.