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MFA exhibition
by Jankowski, Gretchen, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 10; 1486496
Abstract (Summary)

My ultimate goal as an artist is to make my works come alive and breathe such vividness into them that they appear to be living organisms. I am inspired by the natural environments in which I have lived; my native, Midwestern prairie and the seacoast of southern California.

Even though each piece is carefully made by hand, I want to encourage the viewer to have a shared interactive physical engagement with the objects. My work is unabashedly about pleasure through all the senses, especially visual, tactile, and through a collaborative relationship with a sound designer, auditory. These interactive and multi-sensory experiences have culminated into large-scale installations that invite the audience to look, touch, listen, and feel.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sexauer, Roxanne
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: Installation, Original artwork
Publication Number: 1486496
ISBN: 978-1-124-25188-2
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