Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2015

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Author's Department/Program

Art (Printmaking)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Abstract

I am interested what is obscured by the mundane, diurnal nature of objects that surround us which uphold a comfortable rhythm that easily resists close observation. My thesis work examines states of flux, a body of work that is neither here nor there, but hovers in an in between area: in existing between painting and sculpture, in revealing transcendent qualities of the everyday, raising questions about value, and fundamental acts of seeing and considering artwork. context becomes key in framing the experience of the work, each piece is perceptually contingent on external factors; in viewership and the individual viewer experience constructing meaning, attention contingent, time of viewing and conditions of viewing. Driven by a collage sensibility, and discovering and inventing narratives that accompany found objects; collecting is an important part of my studio practice. Narrative process and material meanings are referenced in the final medium, using assemblage and collage, and works existing between media, living somewhere between sculpture and painting. Obscured by comfortable rhythms, my work confronts what is ignored and hidden, what is absent, what remains as a trace, and the material metaphors that exist in between.

Language

English (en)

Advisor/Committee Chair

Michael Byron

Advisor/Committee Chair's Department

College of Fine Art

Second Advisor

Jennifer Schmidt

Second Advisor's Department

Photography