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Mnemonic Memorials

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003488/00001

Material Information

Title: Mnemonic Memorials
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Butler, Heather
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Memory
Art
Personal Art
Sculpture
Associations
Memorials
Materials
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Through various mediums and processes the artistic evolution of my memories has culminated within the mnemonic memorials of this thesis. The intimate fossilized impressions of the mind are the threads of my identity and the source of inspiration. Piecing the elusive memories of childhood together has taken numerous symbolic processes and materials, ranging from the weaving of wool to casting in bronze. The corroding context of my past needs to be confronted, memorialized, and contained in the aggregated riddle of the remembered spaces and the collected associative souvenirs. Christian Boltanski, Betye Saar, Leonardo Drew, Louise Bourgeois, H.C. Westermann, and Simon Starling are the major artistic parallels to my work, through the conceptual ideas of memory, scale, containment, records, traces, architectural spaces, and the body. The books The Poetics of Space and On Longing, have provided additional theoretical content to my investigations of the miniature house and intimate inner workings of the mind. With the importance of processes, materials, and the psychological nature of my sculptures, surrealism and process art are a crucial history for my work. Although my work is autobiographically cryptic, it is my hope that the viewer will understand the concepts of memory through the childhood references, the contained preciousness, and the transformed scale and perspective of objects. These memorialized sculptures are mnemonic devices for me, built around personal associations, but they do hold collective and historically nostalgic associations, which conceivably will aid in the viewer's interpretation. I believe that in order to solve the conundrums within my sculptures one must read the symbolic parts as elements of a whole environment or mood.
Statement of Responsibility: by Heather Butler
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Supplements: Accompanying materials: Includes 3 Sheets of Slides.
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Freedland, Barry

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 B98
System ID: NCFE003488:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003488/00001

Material Information

Title: Mnemonic Memorials
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Butler, Heather
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Memory
Art
Personal Art
Sculpture
Associations
Memorials
Materials
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Through various mediums and processes the artistic evolution of my memories has culminated within the mnemonic memorials of this thesis. The intimate fossilized impressions of the mind are the threads of my identity and the source of inspiration. Piecing the elusive memories of childhood together has taken numerous symbolic processes and materials, ranging from the weaving of wool to casting in bronze. The corroding context of my past needs to be confronted, memorialized, and contained in the aggregated riddle of the remembered spaces and the collected associative souvenirs. Christian Boltanski, Betye Saar, Leonardo Drew, Louise Bourgeois, H.C. Westermann, and Simon Starling are the major artistic parallels to my work, through the conceptual ideas of memory, scale, containment, records, traces, architectural spaces, and the body. The books The Poetics of Space and On Longing, have provided additional theoretical content to my investigations of the miniature house and intimate inner workings of the mind. With the importance of processes, materials, and the psychological nature of my sculptures, surrealism and process art are a crucial history for my work. Although my work is autobiographically cryptic, it is my hope that the viewer will understand the concepts of memory through the childhood references, the contained preciousness, and the transformed scale and perspective of objects. These memorialized sculptures are mnemonic devices for me, built around personal associations, but they do hold collective and historically nostalgic associations, which conceivably will aid in the viewer's interpretation. I believe that in order to solve the conundrums within my sculptures one must read the symbolic parts as elements of a whole environment or mood.
Statement of Responsibility: by Heather Butler
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Supplements: Accompanying materials: Includes 3 Sheets of Slides.
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Freedland, Barry

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 B98
System ID: NCFE003488:00001

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