The Importance of Duck Hunting: Making Connections
Johnson, Madison Noelani
My work shines a light on the values of hunt-to-table while also showing the many connections made. Hunting is knowing where your meat comes from, the importance of local, sustainable, and ecologically conscious meat, and acts as a reminder why hunting is so important to our world. Hunters make connections to the land and to the people they hunt with. The hunt starts in the morning at dawn and continues until dusk. During the hunt, you are surrounded by connections to the land and to your loved ones who are out in the swamp with you. Duck hunting is full of traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. I am showing these connections through a series of table settings. Walking the viewer through the day of the hunt starting with breakfast and ending with dessert. The imagery on my work displays the connections and memories made out in the field during our annual hunt. Each ceramic piece has an important place in the day, a function to serve the connections. Breakfast, a quick meal. Lunch, a refuel meal. Dinner, a meal to supply the meat to the ones you love. Lastly, dessert, to sit and make memories of the connections made with the ones you love. The wares glazes represent the colors that are seen in the swamp as well as they sky during the different times of the day. Images that are taken during the hunt are individually hand painted onto the pieces, creating a connection through me and the work. I want my work to remind the viewers of memories they have made while supporting my personal research on connections I have made through duck hunting.
Johnson, Madison Noelani. (April 2022). The Importance of Duck Hunting: Making Connections (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/10656.)
Johnson, Madison Noelani. The Importance of Duck Hunting: Making Connections. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, April 2022. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/10656. December 02, 2022.
Johnson, Madison Noelani, “The Importance of Duck Hunting: Making Connections” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, April 2022).
Johnson, Madison Noelani. The Importance of Duck Hunting: Making Connections [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; April 2022.
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