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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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Thinking through objects: is the culmination of my research on objects and design. It is a reflection of my interest in the concise construction of a three dimensional object from cut, manipulated, and glued sheets of paper. As a material, paper has an implied commonness, familiarity, fragility, and temporariness, with clearly understood characteristics and qualities. In the same way, the objects the paper sculptures represent have a familiarity and temporariness about them, serving a specific role for a period of time before being replaced or updated. Selected from my own person experience, the works represent a personal history or narrative. Each piece serves as a bookmark in my own timeline, with the cohesive body of work illustrating an evolution of objects through my life.
Williams, Brent S., "Thinking through Objects" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 163.
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