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1. Diamond, Erika. Held.

Degree: MFA, Fine Arts - Fibers, 2014, Virginia Commonwealth University

My work is a symptom of my ongoing quest to achieve immortality. I perpetually attempt to make permanent the traces we leave behind and the impressions we make upon each other. I use the body to portray boundaries – between the skin and the heart, comfort and disquiet, holding and letting go. The objects I make serve both as an agent for physical contact and as the commemoration of an ephemeral interaction. I create personal fossils, revealing the interstices formed when two bodies come into contact with one another. I use materials that reference endurance and longevity to record transient spaces whose edges continuously shift and whose membranes are particularly tenuous. This work is an ongoing catalog of the people in my life and my persistent efforts to hold on to those fleeting connections. Advisors/Committee Members: Susan Iverson, Sonya Clark, Susie Ganch, Bohyun Yoon.

Subjects/Keywords: fiber; performance; object; absence; permanence; hair; bronze; silk; chrome; casting; body; costume; skin; empty; love; memory; eggshell; handshake; hug; commemoration; personal fossil; catalog; Art and Design; Arts and Humanities

…capacity of objects asserting, “Personal objects remember and attest to events that people have… …personal. As Derrida states, “We can live without seeing, hearing, tasting, and smelling (… …containing a particular fleeting narrative. I am interested in the generation of personal fossils… …fossil and the fetish] do not symbolically represent power; they physically embody it. The… …narrative. This is made possible by the integration of the viewer’s own personal connections to… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Diamond, E. (2014). Held. (Thesis). Virginia Commonwealth University. Retrieved from https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/3371

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Diamond, Erika. “Held.” 2014. Thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University. Accessed October 14, 2019. https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/3371.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Diamond, Erika. “Held.” 2014. Web. 14 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Diamond E. Held. [Internet] [Thesis]. Virginia Commonwealth University; 2014. [cited 2019 Oct 14]. Available from: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/3371.

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Council of Science Editors:

Diamond E. Held. [Thesis]. Virginia Commonwealth University; 2014. Available from: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/3371

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