Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
I view my creative process as jumping head first into material, laboriously wringing it dry, and wetting it again until it transforms into its own. I use felt, silicone, family heirlooms, and embroidery, which contend between each other materially and connote feminine and fantastical landscapes and characters. I drench the felt in pastel colors and excrete silicone filled paint through cocoons of lace, to call forth associations of beauty and the grotesque. I am very interested in the tension held between two and three dimensional space, and how teetering on this line allows me to question reality, expectations of language, and tactility. Inspired by the pattern Toile de Jouy, my work uses the symbolic ideas of this Rococo French pattern to create art that investigates childhood, the grotesque, and domesticated nature. It is my assertion that through the use of metaphorical, fantastical landscapes and paintings, my work can allow viewers to transcend their expectations on the language of beauty and the power of the sculpture.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Moore, Liz, "A Jungle, a Dream, a Wallowing thing" (2020). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 138. https://doi.org/10.7936/ryxc-wr56.