Title

Full

Identifier

etd-0611102-102309

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

As an artist I want to make my human experience sharable. I am interested in the connection between the act of consumption, the desire that leads to that act and the repercussions of fulfilling that desire on the body both social and intimate.I have chosen the hand made pot to express my thoughts of filling the vessel. It is in the arena of eating that I begin to understand larger philosophical issues about sentience. Using dishes I made, I have chosen to illustrate the experience of consumption by leaving remnants of a dinner on display during gallery hours. How much each person ate, what they did not finish eating, and how they chose to maneuver through the dinnerware was all visible in what was left behind. I am allowing the viewer to be voyeur to an event that they were not invited to.

Date

2002

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Michaelene Walsh

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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