My work has a sense of artifact with a raw natural appearance. I respond to artifactual qualities of my work on a visceral and conceptual level. I see the artifact as being able to speak not just about change, but also about the history of civilizations. The connection of the natural to mechanized systems speaks of the current state of the landscape. I am interested in our civilization in the 21st century and how we interact with the landscape. We often have the best intentions in mind but in actuality we cause more harm than good. Through the tangible experiences that shape our lives we see death, decay, and rebirth. These extremes in life and nature reveal the perception of my own impermanence. I create objects representative of natural processes of time and life and depict a depleted barren future of our fragile landscape.
|Advisor:||Dresang, Paul A.|
|Commitee:||Brown, Steve C., Dresang, Paul A., Duhigg, Thad A.|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|Department:||Art and Design|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 53/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Ceramics, Clay, Environment, Installation, Landscape, Sculpture|
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