: memories of past life and the path to restoration

  • Yoshie Mizuno

    Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU


    This thesis will explore a metaphysical journey of my life through the medium of installation. 

    Subconsciously my art work is strongly connected to my life. Zen Buddhism is very important for my art, so the thesis will explain how it connects to my art and my life metaphysically. 

    This thesis will also introduce some of the influential artists in my life. I will examine how the work of the following artists is important for me: Yoko Ono, Isamu Noguchi and Wolfgang Laib reflected Buddhism through their art from different aspects; Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama and Louise Bourgeois reflect a feminine subconscious in their art. 

    In a series of installations produced during my Masters Degree, I have synthesized these influences. I have used memory as a path to reconciliation by exploring the metaphysical connection between my past and present life in Japan and Australia.
    Date of AwardJul 2004
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorAnne Ooms (Supervisor)

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