Identifier

etd-06072010-161925

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This Doorknob is on the Ceiling is a thesis exhibition of sculptural works that explore the fusion of various domestic, industrial and commonplace objects. Some are new, but most of them are used and outdated. I explore and take advantage of the baggage that comes along with them, their history, their functions and what they suggest. My intention with these items is to both exploit and subvert the contextual boundaries which define them. I manipulate these objects in opposition to the way they are normally presented, encountered and understood, while leaving them recognizable. I am interested in obstructing function and creating unexpected associations between ordinary things. These works investigate dynamic spatial arrangements and codependent evocative relationships between objects that typically need human interaction to become activated or purposeful. I force them to depend on one another for physical support by intersecting and embedding them, creating animated arrangements motivated by indiscernible forces and circumstances.

Date

2010

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Schwerd, Loren

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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