Term of Award

Spring 2010

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Department

Department of Art

Committee Chair

Jane Pleak

Committee Member 1

Julie McGuire

Committee Member 2

Marc Moulton

Abstract

The work in Objects of Attraction is a culmination of the skills and experiences that I have acquired while at Georgia Southern University. The pieces are abstractions of natural flowers and seedpods that stem from my experiences in South Georgia woods. These brightly colored ceramic works are a reflection of the joy and wonder that I receive from the natural world. Colors, textures and forms found in nature are the driving force behind my work; I feel that so many of these natural attributes are often ignored. By creating work based on nature I strive to inspire viewers to take a second glance at the phenomenal beauty that the natural world has to offer. If I can have viewers enjoy my work perhaps they can identify with a particular memory or experience that helps them appreciate some of the smallest yet most important aspects of our world. With the fragile state of our environment, it is my intention that Objects of Attraction might play a small part in bringing awareness to the beauty that we so often destroy.

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