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Some Things I Can’t Explain

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dc.contributor.advisor Feerick, Peggy
dc.contributor.author Sawyer, Rahshia
dc.creator Sawyer, Rahshia
dc.date 2014-07-29
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-27T20:19:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-29T06:38:34Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-27
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9114
dc.description.abstract I make photographs as an inquiry into the existential questions of reality, identity, and the beliefs put in place by the individual. This thesis describes the photographic series of works leading up to and the installation of Some Things I Can’t Explain, a photographic and sound installation examining the transformation of going from the known to the unknown. This Daedalean journey contrasts beauty against loss. The installation creates a multi-sensory experience of floating by combining two complimentary elements -- the large-scale delicate silk photographs coupled with sounds of indistinguishable conversations, and a mechanical hum filling a low-lighted room. The installation dwarfs the viewer, recreating a singular struggle with our emotions -- an experience we all share.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Rahshia Sawyer en_US
dc.subject photographic installation en_US
dc.subject underwater photography en_US
dc.subject abstract photography en_US
dc.title Some Things I Can’t Explain en_US
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.note This thesis was embargoed by the author and will not be available until July 2019. en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts in Art and Visual Technology en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Art and Visual Technology en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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