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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Belenki, Anna
Author's Email Address abelen1@lsu.edu
URN etd-06072007-130053
Title The Uses of Enchantment
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Michalene Walsh Committee Chair
Kimberly Arp Committee Member
Paul Dean Committee Member
Susan Ryan Committee Member
Wei He Committee Member
  • screenprinting
  • fairytales
  • decorative art
  • tiles
  • enchantment
  • ceramics
Date of Defense 2006-11-18
Availability unrestricted
This work begins with the decorative arts. It is inspired by the seductive color and line of Iznik tile from the Ottoman Empire and the ornate decorative flourishes of 18th. Century Chinoiserie wall paper that depicts fantastic landscapes and fanciful animals. The bears, cats, birds, snakes, and dogs and people dressed in costumes that appear in the tiles are the protagonists of a fairy tale yet to be written. The uses of enchantment are endlessly fascinating. Enchantment fulfills our need for fantasy, beauty, meaning and reassurance. It connects us to the past and equips us to face the present, secure in the knowledge that all's well that ends well.
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