Erika Tada


My central thesis meaning is seeking to recollect my authentic experiences and memories, and to encapsulate my emotions and any "small happiness" I encounter. For the concept of preservation of my memories, I intend to document important times and places by recalling my childhood and family history, and to make my memories eternal. During the process of creating my glass art, I can signify my personal experience in relation to my inner life. I am working with my feelings, and I make objects important and of great reverence in my life. Moreover, this process helps me assimilate a new culture and people here in the United States. Also, solitary feelings of isolation are consoled, and even the sense of distance from home is lightened. I try to represent the best of myself and my most personal and intimate feelings. Glass objects are collected as remembrances of my life that are also meant to evoke observer’s memories.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Glass sculpture--Themes, motives; Glass sculpture--Technique; Memory in art; Nostalgia in art

Publication Date


Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

School for American Crafts (CIAS)


Sheppard, Luvon

Advisor/Committee Member

Cass, Robin

Advisor/Committee Member

Rogers, Michael


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: NB1270.G4 T33 2008


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