The immense complexity of machines is an endless source of inspiration. Such devices consist of numerous parts, each one engineered for a specific purpose, working together in harmony to achieve a goal. Using forms and the language of mechanical drawing and architecture, the work references the authoritative nature of such works. Science fictional machines (spaceships and robots) are designed for their aesthetic qualities while function is mythological in nature; often the laws of physics are abandoned. The work draws upon this notion of fabricated function and a departure from reality. Through the employ of slip casting and a modular mold system, ceramic artworks are created in order to explore these ideas.
|Advisor:||Dresang, Paul, Page, Joe|
|Commitee:||Cooper, Ivy, Strand, Laura|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|Department:||Art and Design|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Architecture, Ceramics, Mechanical drawing, Mold, Original art, Science fiction, Slip casting|
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