Life Support: Sustaining a Personal Aesthetic
I am interested in visually representing a personal aesthetic by reconstructing and reinterpreting found objects, friends and their personal narratives. I use photography as a means to capture the performance that occurs while creating sculptural imagery. Conversations with my subjects are recorded and then reconstructed into prose by choosing certain words or phrases that interest me. My intentions are to create a fictitious scenario out of suggested truths in order to build a reality which functions for the sake of functioning--similar to the way a sense of humor functions. I am attracted to colors, objects and people intuitively. In my mind these attractions make sense as a whole and my motive is to collectively represent them. The imagery I create combines these attractions in the effort to exalt a particular sentiment and humor that is reflective of my own intuition. The visual language I aim to communicate is manifested and brought to its fruition by means of a pressure to explore my reactions to the world.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Photography, Artistic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
O'Malley, Jennifer, "Life Support: Sustaining a Personal Aesthetic" (2005). HIM 1990-2015. 469.