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Memento

Description: Chapter 1 describes my previous jewelry work related to my interest in body parts and other materials as medium and lockets. The questions in the statement of problem deal with how the use of a specific body site, color and incorporation of body parts in my jewelry make my work more intimate to the wearer. Chapter 2 discusses the work I focused around the questions proposed in Chapter 1. Important points are: a more focused way of using specific body sites to support my ideas, the use of different skin colors in my work, and the physical effect of my jewelry to the wearer. Chapter 3 expresses my own criticism about the work and my future goals after this project.
Date: May 2003
Creator: Kataoka, Masumi
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Space Vessels

Description: The submarine and the spaceship fit in perfectly with the ideas of permanence and protection on which my work has been focusing. It is not coincidental that I have long been fascinated with the shapes and mechanisms of these vehicles. They are complex machines designed for a complex function; I find the precision of this to be appealing. I have used their shapes and mechanisms as design aspect in my thesis work. Also, in the studio, I have developed a type of Damascus steel bowl by modifying a technique once used for making gun barrels. I have made three small vessels inspired by spaceships and submarines using this modified technique.
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Date: May 2004
Creator: Herndon, Mark
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Nature By Design

Description: Organic forms representing nature, but not particular species, are combined with elements signifying attitudes toward the natural world with an emphasis on North American culture. The viewer is encouraged to consider human effects on the environment. Aquarium Night Light and Trophy both refer to the human tendency for commercial exploitation coupled with the creation of nature images we sometimes seem to prefer over the reality of the natural world. Reliquary metaphorically connects traditional religious connotations associated with saints' relics to both a biblical injunction to use anything we needed from the natural world and our contemporary belief that exposure to nature can have beneficial effects on human mental, spiritual, and physical health.
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Date: December 2002
Creator: Lingle, Linda A.
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Unity: When the Two Become One

Description: Jewelry has been used as a gift exchange between lovers for many centuries. It has been conveyed in a variety of forms to symbolize the meaning of love. This body of work is associated with glory of love, of sexual experience between lovers representing the idea of unity when two parts become one unit, not only in the physical sense, but also in the psychical sense. The works were divided into three series including three pair of rings, two pair of lockets, and five pair of necklaces. The erotic expression has been addressed on every piece in an abstract way counting design motifs, material used, and interaction within the piece itself. Moreover, each piece has romantic meanings and essential aspects as a symbol of love.
Date: December 2002
Creator: Pimolket, Noppakamal
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Mis Raices, Mi Hogar: My Roots, My Home

Description: The lack of ancestral record instilled in me this desire to hold on to memories, and to leave my children with permanent records or memories of our family. My desire to work with metals was inspired by the need to encapsulate a record of memories through a more permanent means. The durability of steel, I feel, can be used as a diary, in the form of an artistic and lasting object, rather than written words. The need to leave behind a legacy inspired me to explore the use of lockets and containers that have some resemblance to a reliquary. My intent was not one of religious purpose, but rather to create a locket or container that would reflect or contain symbols of where one's roots begin, the home.
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Date: May 2001
Creator: Ramirez, Diana C.
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North

Description: Artist Statement from the MFA Exhibition: "My work about place attachment and the physical markers within the landscape that I consider home - Minnesota. I am interested in space and place and where those two things intersect. Using a limited color palette, metalsmithing and enameling techniques, texture, drawing, and photographs, I imbue my work with the memories of the landscape. My work is about experiencing space and is meant to bring pause -a moment of quiet and calm.."
Date: May 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

“Drawback”

Description: Artist Statement from the MFA Exhibition: "My work represents my personal experience with having learning differences such as Dyslexia, ADD, Auditory Processing Disorder, and others. I create pieces that reflect my thoughts, experiences, and the obstacles that I face daily. I utilize materials obtained from school desks as memories that reflect on the long periods of time we spend siting at desks in classrooms, during which we discover how to process information. To articulate these experiences, I create marks and drawings on recycled pieces of school desks. These marks indicate equations, words spelling, and information that mimics symbols from my own learning experience. Through the inclusion of hidden stones and drawings, I integrate positive associations and humor."
Date: May 2019
Creator: Thomson, Jason
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Aerial Field detail

Description: Work of art in copper, enamel, maple, and graphite paint by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
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Aerial View

Description: Work of art in copper, enamel, sterling silver, acrylic, and pine by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
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Dreaming Awake

Description: Work of art in copper, enamel, iron oxide transfer decal (horse hair, sterling silver, graphite, over-glaze) by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
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Field E Necklace

Description: Work of art in sterling silver, steel, enamel, gold, and graphite by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
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Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Aerial Field detail

Description: Work of art in copper, enamel, maple, and graphite paint by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
Location Info:
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Aerial View

Description: Work of art in copper, enamel, sterling silver, and acrylic by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
Location Info:
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dreaming Awake

Description: Work of art in copper, enamel, iron oxide transfer, graphite (horse hair, overglaze, sterling silver) by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
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Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Houses

Description: Work of art in copper, enamel by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
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Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Aerial Fields

Description: Work of art in copper, enamel, graphite paint, and maple by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
Location Info:
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Aerial View

Description: Work of art in copper, enamel, and sterling silver by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
Location Info:
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Field E Necklace

Description: Work of art in sterling silver, steel, enamel, gold, and graphite by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
Location Info:
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Houses

Description: Work of art in copper, enamel by artist Jessica Sawyer as part of a 2019 MFA Exhibition, entitled "North".
Date: 2019
Creator: Sawyer, Jessica
Location Info:
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design