Defense Date

2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Crafts

First Advisor

Jack Wax

Abstract

The transparent qualities of glass lend to the creation of elements that suggest presence and absence. I often use glass as a surrogate for lost time or space in an object, comparable to the human prosthetic and the notion of a phantom limb. Recent objects of exploration have included broken bottles, fallen tree limbs, and a human skull. The practical knowledge I gained while working in a conservation lab has directly influenced the methodology for treating these objects of disrepair. My primary impetus is a desire to construct what has been lost during an objects existence and reveal sublime qualities. Looking for the spaces in-between things, I create sculpture and installations that transcend static objects beyond their corporeal existence, engage in the process of entropy, and negate it.

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VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

August 2008

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Fine Arts Commons

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