FeTiSH 123 (BFA Thesis Show)

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April 09 – 12, 2012. Gallery 108, APSU, Clarksville, TN
fet·ish
[fet-ish, fee-tish]
noun
1. an object regarded with awe as being the embodiment or habitation of a potent spirit or as having magical potency.
2. any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence,respect, or devotion: to make a fetish of high grades.
 3. Psychology . any object or non-genital part of the body that causes a habitual erotic response or fixation.
Also, fet·ich.
Origin: 
1605-15;
earlier fateish  < Portuguese feitiço  charm, sorcery(noun), artificial (adj.) < Latin factīcius
factitious;  replacing fatisso, fetisso  < Portuguese, as above
Related forms fet·ish·like, adjective
Synonyms 1.  talisman, amulet.
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