Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
My artwork centers its attention on treating the body as a sacred and vulnerable vessel that needs protection, healing, and repair. It is informed by my technical training (in garment construction) and my personal traumatic memories. It responds to the embodiment and transfer of traumatic memories through textiles.
Through my haptic process of destructive transformation, I seek to replicate the embodiment and transfer of trauma. The textiles are imprinted, inhabited, and transformed by traumatic memories in a continuous process that is followed by a harming form of repair, the suture. It is my hope that by exposing the wounds of trauma, I can create art that heals individually and collectively.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Cheryl Wassenaar Savage
Casarez, Amanda, "Suture...Harm and Remedy" (2021). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 146. https://doi.org/10.7936/90cy-7k61.