Semester of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
I have always been in awe of great storytellers. Like an alchemist, the masterful storyteller can take the most mundane of tales and transmute it into an enrapturing experience. The best of these, however, are the stories which seem very otherworldly but, in the end, can reveal deep and relatable truths to the listener.
For this exhibition, “Altar to Uncertainty,” I have undertaken the creation of a single book and story which surrounds and visually extends itself through printed etchings upon the walls to tell a transformative tale of redemption through trauma, hopelessness and loss.
My intention with this work is to create an empowering, immersive experience where the viewer can contemplate their own personal hardships and find comfort and strength in the shared struggle to overcome these more difficult times in life.
Stombaugh, Kelly, "Altar to Uncertainty" (2018). LSU Master's Theses. 4742.