Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
I began documenting scenes of my life in the start of March 2020, just before Covid-19 swept through the world and changed all of our lives. Focusing on spaces I often inhabit and consider my own, I kept a practice of documenting each week with a reference photo I had captured; a scene I felt encapsulated that week, usually featuring objects and spaces. Through this project, I have recorded my own experience as a woman, mother, student, daughter, etc., but additionally the experiences of modern-day society and our collective journey through the past two years. Enhancing my personal narrative further, the Quarantine Quilt and the artist book, Gestation of Solitude, combine the graphic series with heirloom fabrics to create an enriched design which echoes between the pieces. I strengthen this work by tying it back to my research in feminist theory and praxis.
Arnold, Nicole M., "The Genre of Modern Motherhood" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 1510.
Imported from Arnold_ilstu_0092N_12127.pdf