The Resource Informally, Gizmo : An Incomplete Encyclopedia, Rachel Eli Jones

Informally, Gizmo : An Incomplete Encyclopedia, Rachel Eli Jones

Label
Informally, Gizmo : An Incomplete Encyclopedia
Title
Informally, Gizmo
Title remainder
An Incomplete Encyclopedia
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Eli Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The artist writes about the process of creating her project, Informally Gizmo: An Incomplete Encyclopedia.The project consists of a series of illustrations and writings that express the kinesthetic relationship between the body and tools. Making a case for the value of trade-skills as a mechanism for self-empowerment, Eli-Jones calls attention to the body performing trade-skills. She argues for an approach to teaching tool-use with a methodology more akin to dance or yoga. The artist creates a narrative as a way to subvert and dismantle the masculine culture which hinders women from accessing trades-skills education. The project acknowledges the power of story in dictating gender roles and examines gender-based aesthetic associations in marketing and branding objects, lifestyles, and identities. The artist's final project creating space for tools and their associated actions to be equally owned by both genders, while also portraying the female perspective of ownership, familiarity and wonder
Member of
Cataloging source
OQX
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Eli Jones, Rachel
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.F.A. A.C.&D.)--Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art and Craft, 2017.
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Applied Craft and Design Capstone
  • Illustration of books
Label
Informally, Gizmo : An Incomplete Encyclopedia, Rachel Eli Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis submitted to the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Oregon College of Art and Craft in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Fine Arts degree in Applied Craft and Design"
  • Committee members, Shelby Davis, Namita Gupta Wiggers, Daniela Molnar, Heidi Schwegler
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Abstract -- Intro -- Part I: Origins and Influences -- Learning, Teaching and the Power of Story -- Making a Narrative: Poetry of the Commonplace vs. the Didactic Schematic -- Dismantling Gendered Messaging Aesthetics -- Male and Female Relationships with Tools in Art -- Part II: Project and Process -- Drawing: Developing Style -- Writing: Developing Voice -- Conclusion -- List of Illustrations -- Works Cited
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
45 pgs
Other physical details
28 ill.
System control number
  • 3098204
  • 3098204
Label
Informally, Gizmo : An Incomplete Encyclopedia, Rachel Eli Jones
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis submitted to the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Oregon College of Art and Craft in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Fine Arts degree in Applied Craft and Design"
  • Committee members, Shelby Davis, Namita Gupta Wiggers, Daniela Molnar, Heidi Schwegler
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Abstract -- Intro -- Part I: Origins and Influences -- Learning, Teaching and the Power of Story -- Making a Narrative: Poetry of the Commonplace vs. the Didactic Schematic -- Dismantling Gendered Messaging Aesthetics -- Male and Female Relationships with Tools in Art -- Part II: Project and Process -- Drawing: Developing Style -- Writing: Developing Voice -- Conclusion -- List of Illustrations -- Works Cited
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
45 pgs
Other physical details
28 ill.
System control number
  • 3098204
  • 3098204

Library Locations

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      8245 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR, 97225-9019, US
      45.511268 -122.762127
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