Semester of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Painting and drawing
Scavenge is an installment that blurs the boundaries of found and altered materials. What I define as "Left-overs" are abandoned materials taken from an enigmatic history. These Left-over objects are minimally altered, stacked or placed carefully pertaining to visual characteristics of the object, as well as the spatial relationship between each object inside the gallery. My work refuses to settle. Transporting an object from a large outdoor grouping into a gallery space changes our perception of the object. The newly created interior arrangement in the gallery space contrasts the arbitrariness of objects found in nature or discarded, inviting a viewer to interpret the material as an upcycled form, and not discarded material.
Thames, Jessica B., "scavenge" (2018). LSU Master's Theses. 4705.