In fulfillment of my degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Central Florida specializing in sculpture and ceramics, I have produced a body of artwork in a range of media, including printmaking, bookbinding, painting, ceramics, and sculpture. This thesis is the exegesis of my creative work, informed by contemporary artworks and the study of shelter-making in nature. Utilizing The Practitioner Model of Creative Cognition as defined by R. Lyle Skains, I will establish my work as practice-based research. While “exegesis” generally refers to the critical examination of written work, I feel it is appropriate in this context as I view my work as a visual diary conveying the narrative of my lifelong search for meaning. I draw from familiar sensations, memories, spiritual practices, and nostalgic memorabilia in my creative practice, utilizing various media to produce tangible representations of home, exploring whether these liminal spaces can provide the sense of shelter and belonging I seek.
Clercx, Byron D.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
School of Visual Arts and Design
Studio Art, Sculpture/Ceramics
Wiig, Simona Darshani, "A Third Culture Kid's Quest for Belonging: Ephemeral, Eternal, and the Space in Between" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 939.