Term of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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Thesis (open access)
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Department of Art
Elizabeth Jane Pleak
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
The images and words assembled in this thesis describe and relate experiences from my past that seem necessary to understanding my current body of ceramic and mixed media sculptures. As the title Agrarian Impressions implies, the stoneware sculptures are based upon memories from growing up on a self-sufficent farm. In addition to my functional work, my sculptures reference tools and machines used to aid the production and harvest of crops and troughs and animal feeders. Problem solving abilities learned long ago and which sometime appear as humorous make-do solutions, reflect the confidence farming has given me to take chances. In this thesis, I discuss artistic influences on functional and sculptural pieces, my methodology, and I overview the presentation of works to be viewed in my MFA thesis show, Agraian Impressions.
Durrence, Barney M., "Agrarian Impressions" (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 145.
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