I believe that objects once possessed by a loved one can vividly revive one's memories and have the power to evoke comfort and nostalgia. The contrast, color, repetition, and tactile qualities of my pieces preserve these memories. I work in metal because of its preciousness and its permanence. I frame various fabrics with metal because of their contrasting properties. Fabric is soft, retains scent, and is impermanent. The fabrics come from various sources; from my grandmother, some are found, and others designed and printed by me. Seeking Comfort is a body of work consisting of three series (Altered Spoons, Brooches, and Neckpieces). It is an exploration of how the act of creating with these materials and concepts functions as a coping mechanism.
Bailey, Alison. (January 2015). Seeking Comfort (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4882.)
Bailey, Alison. Seeking Comfort. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2015. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4882. September 25, 2023.
Bailey, Alison, “Seeking Comfort” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2015).
Bailey, Alison. Seeking Comfort [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2015.
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