Reminiscing upon my childhood in the countryside, I strive to find a visual resting place for these thoughts. By reinterpreting past moments through metal, my work becomes a tangible artifact of a personal history. I use metal to shape these abstract views into the past; often referring to the energy and feeling of a moment rather than a literal representation. It is my aim to immortalize special symbolic memories like this, giving them tangible form. This thesis reveals a collection of important moments in my life interacting with the natural world. These instances are not the so-called momentous occasions, but rather the quiet subtle moments that may have seemed insignificant at the time. However, upon reflection as an adult seem imperative to the content of my spirit.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Metal sculpture--Themes, motives; Metal sculpture--Technique; Art metal-work--Themes, motives; Art metal-work--Technique; Memory in art
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Juan Carlos Caballerro- Perez
Didas, Jaclyn, "Fragments of Time" (2010). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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