I am interested in how we navigate and understand the world around us. As we move through life, meeting different people and having new experiences, we develop a language of self-interpretation that allows us to communicate intangibles such as ideas, values, and emotions. Within this body of work, I explore this idea of translating self, highlighting the reinterpretation of memory and emotion through color and narrative. Seeking Translation includes woodcut, intaglio, silkscreen, and stone lithography prints. The multiplicity of printmaking allows me to experiment with the effects of different colors and juxtaposition of different materials and mediums. And while the methods are diverse, I find consistency within the reworking and layering of imagery. This compounding of elements and slow evolution parallels the depth and complexity of the individual. Like life, these prints serve as journey through which new ideas are realized and deeper understanding is achieved.
Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Program of Study
Arts and Humanities
Sakry, Taryn. (2023). Seeking Translation [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1393/
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