Committee Member

Stewart, Connie

Committee Member

Goodwin, Donna

Department

Art Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

8-2019

Genre

Thesis

Extent

60 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

This arts-based research project is an autoethnography exploring the idea of heirlooms and what elevates an object to be classified as an heirloom. As the a/r/tographer in this investigation I explored what others viewed as heirlooms through reading, surveying, and interviewing. I then considered the objects that I identify as heirlooms. I made artwork throughout this inquiry which began as a reflection upon my personal heirlooms. Starting out as identifying what qualifies an object as an heirloom turned into the creation of potential heirlooms for my own family through a melding of various mediums. Our stories and memories surrounding an object and our connection with the individual that owned it are what elevate the object to heirloom status and that is what I have shown here.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

DisneySaxtonARP2019

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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