Date of Award

May 2019

Degree Type





Peter Beasecker


collectible plate, collective conscious, contemporary art, contemporary ceramics, kitsch, souvenir


The objective of this thesis paper is to describe my current projects and research within my studio practice. First, this thesis illustrates my personal relationship with kitsch, my ordinary suburban childhood experience, and how these relate to my artwork. Then, the paper discusses my research interests in self fashioning, nostalgia, and sentiment and how it affects the content, imagery and material choices that I make. Next, the thesis goes on to describe particular projects, their subject matter and content. Finally, the thesis concludes that the artwork is successful but where is goes in the world has yet to be determined.


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