Title page for ETD etd-05302009-115017

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Mackie, Tyler Rochelle
URN etd-05302009-115017
Title Moppet*Sense
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Kelli Scott Kelley Committee Chair
Andy Shaw Committee Member
Jeremiah A Ariaz Committee Member
Loren G Schwerd Committee Member
Michaelene Walsh Committee Member
  • childhood
  • family
  • nostalgia
  • feminism
  • hand-sewing
  • crochet
  • pink
  • fairy tales
  • children's stories
  • sound installation
  • fiber arts
  • whimsy
Date of Defense 2009-04-21
Availability unrestricted
Moppet*Sense is a hybrid collaboration between my adult self and a fictionalized version of me as a young girl, or moppet. Through use of craft, textiles, sound, light, color and narrative the work describes a space where both woman and moppet can join to engage with one another in a playful exchange of knowledge and experience.

Saturated hues, exaggerated scale and a playful approach to the handicrafts offer the viewer an overwhelming, hyper-realistic experience of girlhood and play, which they can each physically explore and navigate throughout. The work refers to the nostalgic and domestic through its employment of familiar domestic objects, materials, space and craft. It seeks to uncover ways that the seemingly disparate worlds of girlhood and womanhood can meet, question and better understand the desires, aesthetic and interior worlds of one another.

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