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Date of Award

Winter 12-3-2016

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Author's Program

Art

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Unrestricted

Abstract

Abstract: Despite a modern conception of art and science as being fundamentally opposed, both have at their core a desire to explain the inexplicable. Their investigations and the communication of the results of these investigations can be blurred at both poetic and analytical junctions. Vivified abstract thought, or the poetic, can be thought of as instigating the ubiquitous desire to explain the inexplicable. Fruitful analysis of resulting data and representation of that data must consider the idiom of both art and science if it is to successfully cross between them, and special emphasis must be placed on the diagram as a way to navigate the boundary between the real and the imaginary. My recombination of the real into the imaginary mimics the biological processes by which encoded information is turned into a new product, renewing that which has been preserved in stasis.

Mentor/Primary Advisor

Prof. Michael Byron

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