Term of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Art
Marc Moulton, MFA
Committee Member 1
Julie McGuire, PhD
Committee Member 2
Marc Mitchell, MFA
Committee Member 3
Derek Larson, MFA
Committee Member 3 Email
Earthbound is a body of utilitarian work created as a tribute to regional plants and animals, to beloved family members, to revered masters of ceramic art, and to the enjoyment of good food and conversation.
Earthbound explores the role of flora and fauna found throughout Southeast Georgia. These handmade functional objects celebrate aspects of nature I encounter on a daily basis. Each place setting is crafted to enhance the pleasure of eating and drinking while fostering a connection to the natural world.
I have long held an interest in the human connection to nature, which was fostered by both my parents and oldest brother. As a child I was encouraged to observe wildlife and to read about the natural world. The objects on view celebrate the environment as it exists in my backyard, and convey a hope for awareness and preservation.
Russell, Virginia, "Earthbound: Celebrating the Natural World Enjoying Good Food and Company" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 889.
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