Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Memories of Vanishing Places
by Beierle, Mary E., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 9; 1571445
Abstract (Summary)

This body of work is a response to my treks through the Alaskan wilderness to visit rapidly melting glaciers and a curiosity about our environment. My Master of Fine Arts project exhibition, Memories of Vanishing Things, presents monumental ceramic sculptures that use landscape and the figure as a reflection on our relationship to the natural world. I was interested in creating an experience of form and space that the viewer could touch, peer into, sit next to, and encounter from various perspectives. I also aspired to create a contemplative experience, and one that the viewer might connect symbolically to landscape and environment.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Marsh, Tony
Commitee: Miles, Christopher, Speirs Ali, Susanna
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Fine arts, Art Criticism
Keywords: Original artwork, Sculpture
Publication Number: 1571445
ISBN: 9781321423815
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