a Tisket, a Tasket, a Trinket and a Casket
Final MA project
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA 2013
a Tisket, a Tasket, a Trinket, and a Casket is an Site-Specific, Site-Responsive tableau of an attic. As a child, the attic in my house served as a refuge and a sanctuary; an escape from the discord and trauma that I experienced as part of my everyday life. It was a place of magic, of beauty and hidden treasures, a place to dream of the future, a place to connect with my ancestors, a place to imagine life as I dreamed it would be.
In addition to including many of my own personal items, I included many objects that I borrowed from my community in SCAD's Jewelry Department. The various components of the installation include both small and large antiques and furniture, vintage art, vintage clothing, vintage media and technology, rugs, and a skeleton and a slide show. The purpose of the various items is to convey the passage of time. In addition, I created various jewelry and object pieces, which reflected the sentimentality and of treasures to be discovered in revisiting memories. These pieces will were hidden in various parts of the tableau, adding an interactive element to the installation.
a Tisket, a Tasket, a Trinket, and a Casket is an extremely significant project. In addition to being my final project towards my Masters, it represented a turning point where I broke away from Contemporary Art Jewelry to delve deeper into meaning and self-expression and focus on becoming an artist.
This project is dedicated to my professor, Lanelle Keyes. Thank you.