Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
Restricted Access Thesis
In my studio practice, I optimize visual phenomena in an effort to create a sense of wonder in the viewer. I experiment with a specific light phenomenon until I understand how to display it to its best effect. This often manifests as structures that kinetically play with the phenomenon in real time. I incorporate these structures into large-scale installations in an effort to engage the viewer's entire body. I isolate the phenomenon in an attempt to harness the viewer's complete attention. I encourage careful observation so that the viewer may experience wonder.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Hardt, Hattie, "Creating Wonder for the Body and Mind" (2019). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 122. https://doi.org/10.7936/fhh9-4e80.