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Misassembled Monsters, Jenn Brown May 2018

Misassembled Monsters, Jenn Brown

Graduate School of Art Theses

This thesis is a narrative of personal and material history. Through my work in painting, sculpture, and installation, I seek to share my story of emotional armoring in an attempt to connect to an audience. In my work, I look to my personal memories of growing up in a small, midwestern town and armoring myself with emotional barriers against its social construct of “normalcy.” Inspired by Medieval suits of armor and the characteristics of Goth culture throughout history, I employ my work to present the stage of a theatrical battleground. Creating each of my pieces is a fight for the ...


Night In Shining Armor, Kathleen Higginbotham, Pamela Ulrich, Helen Koo Jan 2013

Night In Shining Armor, Kathleen Higginbotham, Pamela Ulrich, Helen Koo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

When I decided to take the ITAA class during my senior year at Auburn, I immediately knew I wanted to make a dress out of metal. My mother is an architect and my father an engineer, so I believe this is the reason I pursued fashion design to begin with. When I was younger, “helping” my parents at work was one of my favorite things.