Title

Life Support: Sustaining a Personal Aesthetic

Abstract

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.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2005

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Sittler, Rebecca

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Fine Art

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Photography, Artistic

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0021953

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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