Carbon butterfly alchemizing trauma through creative intention, storytelling and art

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Date created: 
2018-11-20
Identifier: 
etd20068
Keywords: 
Creative intention
Storytelling
Shared narrative
Contemplative nature
Walks as inquiry
Abstract: 

Carbon Butterfly’s shared narrative creates meaning through an experiential practice of art making, storytelling and daily walks in the forest that re-member my Indigenous and authentic wholeness; a contemplative praxis awakening to the regenerative process of life’s wholeness and harmony. Life is always inviting back life into renewal through all its cycles of death, birth, love and rebirth. My invitation to the reader is to receive this thesis as an offering, each offering is a crafted fragment that seeks resonance with the reader’s heart. A telling that seeks to reveal. I intend each piece as a gesture, an offering, a gaze, a whiff, a glance, a momentary encounter as experienced by immersing myself in my daily rituals of art practice, performative writing, and immersing myself in nature. This thesis is a storying of how I come to touch my pain and in so doing, come home to myself.

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Thesis
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Lynn Fels
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Education: Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) Ph.D.
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