Final project paper

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Publication Type thesis project paper
School or College Master of Arts
Department Art/Art History
Creator Smolarkiewicz, Zuzanna Joanna
Title Final project paper
Description The examination of personal identity inevitably leads to questions - the most common of which is what enables the perpetuation of the self. Who am 7? Am I myself because of my past, my present, or what I hope for in my future? Or does my identity emerge from my personal relationships with others, or through my personal environment and belongings? If I wake up at a different time, in a different place, could I wake up a different person? Through photographs, prints, and text, I examine identity, the relationships and bonds between people, individual experience within physical space, the drama of domestic lives, the modem roles of women, and the ideals of physical beauty. A common strand throughout all my work is the presence of narrative and nostalgia. My photographs are predominantly portraits of individuals in my life who influence and nourish me emotionally. I photograph my subjects amidst the clutter of their own personal environments. I want to present intimate and quiet glimpses into their private lives and surroundings in order to examine our personal identities. What can we leam about an individual's character from their personal surroundings? What does one's domestic environment reveal about them as an individual? I examine identity because it is something I continuously question.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Alternate Title Master of Fine Arts
Language eng
Rights Management (c)Zuzanna Joanna Smolarkiewicz
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 24,598 bytes
Identifier ir-mfa/id/199
ARK ark:/87278/s6351rgx
Setname ir_mfafp
Date Created 2016-09-01
Date Modified 2016-09-16
ID 215120
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