Advisor

Stewart, Connie K.

Advisor

Goodwin, Donna

Department

Art and Design

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

8-2016

Genre

Thesis

Extent

106 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

The basis of this arts-based research project was to explore the importance of personal narrative and integration of new thought through doll making. Through the exploration of the history of dolls, a new understanding of the importance of narrative, visual culture, material culture, and pop culture arose. The body of work presented considers this redefining of personal narrative through the creation, documentation, and reflection of doll making, over the course of six months. It is through the dolls and accompanying narratives that recognition of a shift in conceptualization occurs. The research methods used were A/R/Tography and apprenticeship with the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild, through which the extrapolation of new ways of thinking emerged. Contemporary doll artists inspire, and echo the importance of narrative within the production of their artwork. I strive to discover the world of a doll maker through the eyes of a researcher while integrating narrative and redefining my personal narrative through development of new realizations.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Martinez082016

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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