Term of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Art
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
The thesis works presented in this paper are mixed media paintings that explore the tension between artistic control and abandon in what is essentially an intuitive driven process of image making. With these thesis works I have sought to use additive and subtractive processes to create compositions that are as much an exploration of materials as they are an exploration of the formal elements of art. My work is focused on recreating the patterns, textures, and surfaces found in man-made objects and environments that I find in my daily life and I believe are often overlooked in their aesthetic value. In doing so, I hope to recreate for the viewer the moments of aesthetic discovery that I have found within the patterns, textures, and surface qualities of these objects.
Giles, Merritt H., "Minimizing Chaos" (2011). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 160.