Title

Trademark

Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Jewelry and Metalsmithing

First Advisor

Timothy Veske-McMahon

Second Advisor

Noam Elyashiv

Third Advisor

Christopher Sancomb

Abstract

We are characterized by the assets which comprise our identity. These possessions provide us with numerous tools to navigate the social constructs that make up our lives. Growing up in a working-class family forced me to develop strategies to navigate various class structures as I engaged with them. This body of work redefines the value of the working class through a confluence of materials and techniques to bridge the two worlds that construct my identity—allowing me to coexist within both, yet bound by neither.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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