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2010

Virginia Commonwealth University

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Dreamfall: The Fleeting-Ness Of Memory, Hon Chen Jan 2010

Dreamfall: The Fleeting-Ness Of Memory, Hon Chen

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My work seeks to simulate the impermanence of memory, through the creation of structures and images that translate the mind’s formless but living past into physical material and sensation. The need to search for the missing six years of my childhood memories in Thailand has been the driving force behind the works, along with the lingering emotions of emptiness and unfulfillment. I create multimedia installations with materials, such as plaster, pvc panels, acrylic, polycrylic and dura-lar, to structurally realize a subject as intangible and elusive as memory. Issues of duality, identity, impermanence and memory are underlying themes for my ...


A Verbal Snapshot Of Visual Scrutiny Primarily In The Sphere Of Art, Matthew Alverson Jan 2010

A Verbal Snapshot Of Visual Scrutiny Primarily In The Sphere Of Art, Matthew Alverson

Theses and Dissertations

Finding and extracting meaning from the world I encounter every day is the primary motivation behind my creativity. Filtering perception and separating the important bits of information by selection or elimination is the crux of this investigation. This process is one of finding rationale in futility and applying meaning to meaningless encounters. The significance of life is not fixed and it is our responsibility to make it up to best suit the desire to have purpose. Depending on the way something is looked at determines the meaning behind it. Anything can have content if it is seen and translated a ...