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Walking Near Water: my relations with (through) land

McIntyre, Mary Katherine (2022) Walking Near Water: my relations with (through) land. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: McIntyre, Mary Katherine

I am a metalsmith; an artist whose practice is grounded in materials and making, and on the generational connections of my Scots/English-Canadian family to the Tkaranto waterfront and the Wonscotonach1 and Cobechenonk2 watersheds.

I am re-thinking my relations with these lands, using a research-creation methodology that walks between two rows: one of craft knowledge founded on European traditions of design and making, and one influenced by Indigenous ways of knowing that are rooted in this place.

Each row reveres reciprocal knowledge-sharing that is embedded in materiality and community – cultures of making and visiting. With that in mind, I have re-framed autobiographical narratives of remembrance in works that combine metalsmithing techniques with materials gathered from local sites meaningful to me and my family. Through these works, I imagine new associations between the rows and reconfigured relationships with the land and water where I live with many others, human and non-human.

Date: 6 May 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: Craft practice, thinking through making, extended mind, storytelling, autobiographical research, Indigenous epistemology, Indigenous ontology, Indigenous research methodology
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 17 May 2022 14:59
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 14:59
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3640

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