Title page for ETD etd-04172009-101049

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Storlie, Japheth Alan
Author's Email Address japhethastorlie@gmail.com
URN etd-04172009-101049
Title Recollections of Paradise Lost
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Thomas Neff Committee Chair
Edward Smith Committee Member
Jeremiah Ariaz Committee Member
Malcolm McClay Committee Member
Nicola Camerlenghi Committee Member
  • narrative
  • dreamlike
  • magic realism
  • childhood
  • memory
  • photography
Date of Defense 2009-04-16
Availability unrestricted
Recollections of Paradise Lost is both a memoir and a fictitious account. While the images in this series are based on actual people and events from my childhood, they are nonetheless implied narratives.

Through the employment of universal symbols of childhood nostalgia such as tricycles, tire swings, toys, etc., these photographs are intended to implore the viewer to make connections with their own pasts. These narratives are meant to captivate and enchant and at the same time, disturb and haunt. Ultimately, the objective is for the audience to reconsider and re-experience the joys, fears, losses and traumas associated with childhood experience and memory.

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