Title

Fountains

Defense Date

2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Crafts

First Advisor

Jack Wax

Abstract

Most of my works are figurative and depend on my memory when I was modeling. I’d like to attempt to clarify the memories through process of modeling. When I model a human, it might not be a perfect imitation of body because it’s a representation of memories, and it’s affected by memories. It is not important to imitate the human form, but I’m interested in gathering memories and giving a form to them. I’m interested in life force and transience of life, so I was looking for a material which can represent these qualities. When I am engaged glass, I am interested in movement of melted glass and transparency of it. When it is melting, it seems to have a life, but when it is still, it seems to be dead. I am fascinated with qualities of material which have transience. It is an existence of life for me. In fountain series, I attempt to use liquid as a material. Unlike solid material, water, oil, and foam don’t have a stable form. However, I consider that water flow and its liquidity are available as a type of kinetic sculpture. The liquid is supposed to be a material for sculpture. Like melted glass, liquid flowing seems have a life. I recognized that there is a possibility to use liquid as a material throughout the series. Their subtle motion can represent transient vital force.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

May 2009

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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