Date of Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
This thesis explores the intersection of art and psychology as it manifests in my art practice, particularly in the medium of weaving. The contemporary frameworks of memory and archive provide the basis of this discussion, as well as findings from the field of Art Therapy. Difficult emotions like loss and grief often show up in my work, and I will discuss how artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Sophie Calle also utilize these concepts. In weaving, I capture my internal mental states, memories, and perceptions of the future in a variety of found and gifted objects. Guided by the precedents set by textile artists Anni Albers and Sheila Hicks, I propose my weavings offer a new trajectory for the medium.
Olson, Anna, "Mind in Hand" (2018). Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers. 50.