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dc.contributor.advisorOlsen, Daniel M., 1963-en
dc.creatorWillman, Lisa Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-30T18:38:12Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-30T18:38:55Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-30T18:38:12Zen
dc.date.available2010-11-30T18:38:55Zen
dc.date.created2010-05en
dc.date.issued2010-11-30en
dc.date.submittedMay 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-1437en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis report contains discussion of four design projects aimed to investigate the ability of handicrafts to communicate complicated subject matter. In this exploration, handicrafts are used to present the experience of recovering from a traumatic experience by challenging commonly held stereotypes about handicrafts. By breaking the trauma and recovery process into four distinct stages, each stage can be discussed in detail via the corresponding design piece. Consequently, each stage also allows for new opportunities to apply handicraft practices in new ways. Through this line of questioning, the four pieces expand upon the imagery, materiality, subject matter, and formal creation techniques typically used in handicraft projects. This collection adds to a greater body of work that intersects traumatic experiences with art and design and that explores the power of design as a communication tool. It opens the door for further investigation into the application’s potential as a teaching tool for trauma victims, nontraditional applications of the craft, its ability to aid in the recovery process, and the potential risk and benefit victims have from such work being done and from creating such pieces themselves.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectHandicraftsen
dc.subjectTraumaen
dc.subjectArt therapyen
dc.subjectCross-stitchen
dc.subjectMulti-mediaen
dc.subjectNeedlecraftsen
dc.subjectCraftsen
dc.subjectSexual abuseen
dc.subjectViolenceen
dc.subjectHealingen
dc.subjectRecoveryen
dc.subjectTherapyen
dc.titleEmploying handicrafts to communicate the course of trauma : a test in using handicrafts as an explanatory methoden
dc.date.updated2010-11-30T18:38:55Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHall, Peter A.en
dc.description.departmentArt and Art Historyen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentArt and Art Historyen
thesis.degree.disciplineDesignen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Artsen


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