Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Mary Anne Friel
Inspired by Manchurian heirlooms and family traditions, I create intricate textiles as narratives that viewers can empathize with, vehicles for expressing my own memories and cultural background. I have told many stories through my textiles in the past, but my thesis tells a very special one: it is a story that I have been afraid to make known for nearly 20 years, a dark fairy tale based on my childhood traumas and experiences; it is the story of a girl who was lost in a deep forest and struggled to find a way out. My thesis collection is composed of costumes that are made to be wearable textile talismans, for all those who were, or are lost in their dark forests.
Zeng, Yan, "The untold tale" (2017). Masters Theses. 100.
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