Identifier

etd-01142010-103035

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

My intention is to focus on human flesh concentrating both on its imperfections as well as its beauty. Beauty is seen in the marks of age and imperfection as time forms the deepest wrinkle to the darkest mark. Cycles come in and out growing dark to light as cleansing takes place. Veils of material cover and hide inner feelings and thoughts as a shape unfolds itself in my hands. The forms soften and grow from one small stitch to a more complete shape. Successive layers of marks, represent hidden truths and human growth through the passage of time. Memories are fragile and impure and can easily become abstracted. I use layering of material to abstract and distort human forms. Through this exploration I hope to gain a better understanding of the nature and scope of human fragility and the mystery of existence.

Date

2010

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Arp, Kimberly

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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