Streaming Media


This thesis articulates my process of conceiving and creating a cohesive body of work based on imagery rooted in the domestic garden. By the depiction of floral motifs, I explore and visit the garden, a place of transcendental importance for me and my father. It now symbolizes a portal between two worlds and a moment and space to have a last conversation with him. By exploring the presence and roles of the garden and the household environment in the work of Myrna Báez and Arnaldo Roche-Rabell the thesis explicates the constant appearance of these elements in my practice. I approach specific moments of personal grief and turmoil while at the same time establish a connection with the concept of homeland by appropriating some characteristics of flora such as its fragility, its ephemerality and its regenerative capacity.

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Fall 2017

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Division of Art


Noah Simblist

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