Term of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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Thesis (open access)
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Department of Art
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Aggro Duality features sculptures inspired by skateboarding and custom–automobile cultures. This body of work is inspired by the manufacturing process, physicality of materials, individual aesthetic, and attention to craft. Each sculpture in Aggro Duality is created through intensive construction techniques that aim to modify materials into a unified form; which indicate a combination, a duality of mechanical and organic coexistence. Within the skateboarding and custom/automobile cultures there is an aggressive attitude that pushes individuals above and beyond boundaries of traditional standards, meaning, and styles. These cultures intend to create products that are dramatic, personalized, and stand-out from the norm. This is known as “Aggro” and it is expressed through personalization of color, form and attention to detail.
Lesh, Michael B., "Aggro Duality" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1293.