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dc.contributor.advisor Kelleher, Matt
dc.contributor.advisor Gill, John
dc.contributor.advisor Smythe, Meghan
dc.contributor.advisor Contino, William
dc.contributor.advisor Willard, Adero
dc.contributor.advisor Hopp, Johnathan
dc.contributor.advisor McConnell, Walter
dc.contributor.advisor Sikora, Linda Tsang, Sami 2021-07-26T19:19:24Z 2021-07-26T19:19:24Z 2021-05
dc.description Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY. en_US
dc.description.abstract I was born in Canada, and grew up in Hong Kong. As the youngest female child of a conservative Chinese family, my voice was not welcomed. The ability to speak faded away. At age12, I moved back to Canada, where a series of traumatic issues were created by the constant flux amidst two cultures - Chinese and Western. At age 20, I began to resist my traditional role. I started using openness and humour in my ceramics to overcome feelings of guilt when speaking about family shame. Every day, I process my progress. I gather stories of domestic encounters and private narratives. Simultaneously, I find relationships between these stories and the materials I use in my practice, such as resin, rice paper and ball point pen. I ask: Is clay actually the old grump? Does making a humorous sculpture help me to strip down guilt? Can using ball point pen bring back innocence? My ultimate goal is to face head-on the heavy hearted matter. When the heart allows, I convert these stories through the work of cartoonistic gesture into bearable, yet straightforward imagery to reveal the raw emotional experiences we share. Overtime, I hope the sweet anticipation for mooncake parties will become fruitful. en_US
dc.format.extent 23 pages en_US
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dc.rights The author has granted Alfred University a limited, non-exclusive right to make this publication available to the public. The author retains all other rights. en_US
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dc.subject MFA thesis en_US
dc.subject Ceramic Art en_US
dc.subject Culture en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.subject Humor en_US
dc.title [ Mooncake Party ] en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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