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dc.contributor.advisorFitchett, Dale
dc.contributor.advisorClark, Simon
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Alexandra Catriona
dc.description.abstractThis practice-based project investigates the development of imaginary characters and friends, and the creation of imaginary worlds through narrative illustration. Central to this research is an exploration of visual approaches to the invention and portrayal of a young girl, the central character, and her animal companions. The female child operates as a symbol for all young females, while the imaginary companions represent aspects of the girl’s psyche and emotional state as they relate to the self. The author’s illustrations are a narrative, drawn from personal childhood experiences or reflect the girl’s, dealing with the escape from everyday life and the creation of imaginary friends and worlds.en_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectImaginary worlden_NZ
dc.subjectImaginary frienden_NZ
dc.subjectFemale characteren_NZ
dc.subjectAnimal characteren_NZ
dc.titleImaginary Worldsen_NZ
dc.typeThesis University of Technology Theses of Art and Designen_NZ

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