Abstract

My final thesis exhibition, Fashionable Art, opens up a link between art and fashion. I used clay as my primary medium to create hyper-realistic handbags in the style of Trompe l'oeil. I am interested in placing art in fashion settings and fashion in art settings. In the show, I placed many purses on pedestals for a gallery setting, in a glass case for a purse shop setting and also placed large photos in a fashion photo shoot setting. I am concerned with creating an environment that celebrates the handbag from just an accessory to an art object. By using clay as my primary media, the purse becomes a more permanent representation. I am able to freeze in time a small piece of our cultural timeline. I am interested in creating these hyper-realistic works because I want the viewer to be led into thinking these are real purses and to explore the idea of fashion being more than just a piece of clothing or accessory, but also the history and affect it has on each of us, big or small.

Degree

MFA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Visual Arts

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Date Submitted

2012-07-09

Document Type

Selected Project

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd5481

Keywords

handbags, purses, trompe l'oeil, hyper-realistic, fashion, clay, ceramics

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