Title

Lucidity

Defense Date

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Crafts

First Advisor

Jack Wax

Abstract

This thesis focuses on space, the in-between-ness that exists amidst mental and physical experience. Pith explains personal attachments and rooting systems. The thesis continues with Blessing, narrating love then loss, and finishes with a recipe for making a tomato sandwich. Blessing is followed by Materialize, a collective view of cyclical learning and meandering paths. Finally, the paper concludes with a quirky Women and Swarovski encrusted skulls, which matter-of-factly lists artists (all of whom happen to be women) whose works I find particularly compelling; and also notes on general trends in art I find interesting in a much less obvious manner. The artwork in Lucidity attempts to manifest an ephemeral, mental space with clarity, light, and shades of white. Both the artwork and the written component have been heavily influenced by my own affirmations of elation, loss, and contentment.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

June 2008

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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