Where I am From, Finding My Identity Through Visualizing Memories

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This article discusses about the author’s identity related to the experience of being in the United States for one third of his life, and away from his native country, Japan. He uses photographic images as a tool for finding his identity. Those images are combined and painted with paraffin wax as finished pieces. The extra layer of wax on the photographic surface is treated as a metaphor for the fuzziness of memories and dreams, as well as a boundary, which lies between author’s two familiar spaces, the United States and Japan. His visual influences are shown to include photographer Henri ... continued below

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Itoi, Jun August 2001.

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This article discusses about the author’s identity related to the experience of being in the United States for one third of his life, and away from his native country, Japan. He uses photographic images as a tool for finding his identity. Those images are combined and painted with paraffin wax as finished pieces. The extra layer of wax on the photographic surface is treated as a metaphor for the fuzziness of memories and dreams, as well as a boundary, which lies between author’s two familiar spaces, the United States and Japan. His visual influences are shown to include photographer Henri Cartier- Bresson, painter Giorgio de Chirico, and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

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Itoi, Jun. Where I am From, Finding My Identity Through Visualizing Memories, thesis, August 2001; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5807/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .