Terra Incognita: A symbolic mythical journey

Christie, Susan M. (2015) Terra Incognita: A symbolic mythical journey. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This practice-led project is implemented in the context of rites of passage based on significant events in formative transitions of Self. It employs an intuitive methodology to examine and explore the 'Child archetype', mythos, symbolic imagination and self-narrative, through the manifestation of a visual symbolic language. The contexts, methods and processes enable empowerment, heightened awareness of personal and collective relationships, meaningful discovery and development of innovative ideas and forms.

The implications for this project highlight the importance of intuition in creativity and innovation. Creative practice is a vehicle for personal and collective interconnectedness. I have discovered self-empowerment, meaningful learning and innovative forms of personal and collective communication as a way of enabling transition of a significant life event.

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ID Code: 89751
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: King-Smith, Leah, Robb, Charles, & Pennings, Mark
Keywords: Child Archetype, Intuitive Inquiry, Mythology, Symbols and the Psyche, Rites of Passage, Active imagination, Sand play, Artist Books, Installation, Narrative
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 18 Feb 2016 06:09
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2016 06:09

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