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Kolam Textile Artwork: Examining the Impact of Handmade Kolam Textile Artwork on the Viewer’s Wellbeing.

Ravichandran, Preethi (2022) Kolam Textile Artwork: Examining the Impact of Handmade Kolam Textile Artwork on the Viewer’s Wellbeing. Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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Abstract

This research explores how Kolam textile art impacts the viewer’s wellbeing when displayed in various settings like healthcare and public spaces. The transition of an ephemeral, Indian traditional, decorative art called Kolam to a permanent, contemporary artwork, appealing to a variety of Western audiences is investigated in this research. The study also justifies why and how Kolam patterns are used as a visual aid for wellbeing in various spaces. Apart from Kolam, wellbeing elements chosen from the visual arts and textile arts are also examined individually to combine and translate into a Kolam textile artwork. For the active research, a final model of a handmade Kolam textile artwork and a digital version of the same are displayed side by side in a diverse range of settings to reach a wide variety of audiences. This thesis choses a qualitative methodology of content analysis of the viewers' responses through questionnaires.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Textile art, Public art, Kolams, Chromotherapy colours, Art-Based Research
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
Depositing User: Annabel Danson-Darbyshire
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 08:51
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022 08:51
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/35750

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