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dc.contributor.advisorRice, Thomas, 1960-
dc.contributor.authorGleason, Samantha
dc.description22 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractPhotographic Memory is a series that progressed upon the concept of reimagining photographs from my childhood. Over the course of the series, I pushed the work to visually represent the way I wanted memories to feel: fading, fallible, and ephemeral. This was done through increasing intensity of watercolor technique, leaving areas unspecific and intentionally unfinished, amplifying contrast, and exaggerating color palettes from the original referenced photograph. This resulted in seven different portraits of my younger self, sibling, and family members presented to varying degrees of separation from their sources, in order to better present them as memories.This project pushed me to create a cohesive visual style for my future bodies of work, as well as a direction for where future paintings that could branch from this project. The work was cathartic, and allowed me to hold onto and cherish childhood joys. It has solidified my resolve to find happiness in the present, and how memory while fleeting, shall always be important to me. Keywords: memory, portraiture, acrylic, painting, happinessen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Art Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Art.;
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dc.titlePhotographic Memory : An Exploration of Family and Remembrance in Acrylic Painten_US

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