Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

by Wagman, Evan, M.F.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2019, 25; 13865652
Abstract (Summary)

Years ago I was told that the best artists have a tortured soul. I must disagree, greatness may grow out of a traumatic or tortured experience but an artist can reside in a happier place in order to make poignant and thought provoking art. I struggled dissecting the concept while attending Penn State and continued into Graduate School but ultimately realized that happiness can coincide with a body of work that is referencing an internal struggle. Later I realized the true struggle was becoming a caretaker for my friend and later my father. I want to comment and display an abstracted tangibility of internal and external pressures due to uncontrollable forces. Upon my acceptance into SIUe I believed there were no accidents. Aligning with Carl Jung’s term synchronicity, described as a meaningful coincidence or events with no causal relationship that seem to have a meaningfully related connection. I believe that each decision inevitably leads us towards a path of self-discovery.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Page, Joe, Dresang, Paul
Commitee: Brown, Steve
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Art Studio
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education
Keywords: Ceramic, Clay, Synchronicity
Publication Number: 13865652
ISBN: 978-1-392-25964-1
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