|Institution:||Kent State University|
|Department:||College of the Arts / School of Art|
|Full text PDF:||http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1429915032|
"CONSTRUCT/CONSTRUCT" is site specific in that the subject matter addresses the changes to spaces taking place around me, physically. The Jewelry/Metals studio is on of two studios left in a large building at KSU, which is being gutted and rehabbed around us. I am collecting artifacts from the demolition and reconstituting them into wearable artworks that give them new life and serve to honor their humble service. The collection of objects (and materials) acts as relics that are charged with my emotions about the physical processes going on around me. They are combined with steel to emphasize the relationship to building materials. I am not only interested in the physical nature of the materials but of their metaphorical meaning.