Abstract

Diva presents a look at women in the present day. The inspiration for this thesis project comes from rhythmic gymnastics, a unique sport exclusively for women. The movement of the ribbon, twining and surrounding a woman’s body, highlights the beauty of the woman. The twining movement symbolizes the complex and developing roles women are playing in contemporary society.

The structures of the pieces in this thesis project are open and vast, creating a sense of allure, as well as a reflection of the open mind of the contemporary woman. The pieces are separated into two parts, black and white, symbolizing different characteristics of women. Black and white are classic and basic colors, but opposites. Neon pink, a modern pop color associated with women, relates to femininity and links the black and white together, symbolizing different kinds of women in the modern world.

Publication Date

12-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Metals and Jewelry Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School for American Crafts (CIAS)

Advisor

Leonard Urso

Advisor/Committee Member

Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez

Advisor/Committee Member

Liaung Chung

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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