Author

Yue TanFollow

Date of Award

Spring 6-2-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Jewelry and Metalsmithing

First Advisor

TTimothy Veske-McMahon

Second Advisor

Tracy Steepy

Third Advisor

Noam Elyashiv

Abstract

I strive to record and express moments from within my dreams, in order to obviate their elusiveness. I am a spectator in my dreams and sometimes find myself seized by violent and terrific events. These dreams from my subconscious guide me to the part of myself which I do not always recognize in my consciousness. I wish to know where these contents come from, why I have these dreams, or if these dreams are referencing narratives from my personal experience. The contents of these dreams, as well as the act of reflecting on them, call out my shadow––the unconscious aspect of my personality which I tend to repress. As a jeweler, I bring this darkness back to reality and document it through my work. By carefully constructing my “silver drawings,” I transcribe the shadow into something tangible. Now I can always be mindful of my shadow.

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