Term of Award

Spring 2012

Degree Name

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

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Department

Department of Art

Committee Chair

Christina Lemon

Committee Member 1

Marc Moulton

Committee Member 2

Marc Mitchell

Committee Member 3

Tiffanie Townsend

Abstract

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.

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