Forms of honesty : tactile experiences and organic formation in ceramic sculpture

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dc.contributor.advisor Hall, Kenton D. en_US Tomasik, Andrew J. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:40:33Z 2011-06-03T19:40:33Z 2005 en_US 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2005 .T66 en_US
dc.description.abstract The primary objective for this creative project is to develop a series of wheel-thrown and altered ceramic sculptures that reflect my intuitive formation process. Although the work was influenced by a wide variety of outside sources, much of the impetus was born of my personal reflections on the concept of physical touch. My actions during the creation process were governed by sensory information absorbed mostly through my hands on the clay, and enhanced by inherent properties of the material. These preliminary experiences eventually sparked a desire to share this discovery with the viewer in the same tactile way. I further wished to include observers in the exhibit in a more direct and physical way, offering participants opportunities to explore their own sense of touch and consider how they relate to the objects around them. This body of work is an in-depth study of my intuitive creative process, a model for exploring the relationships between process and materials, and a means of providing observers of visual art a chance to connect with a visual object in a tactile way.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Art
dc.format.extent 18 leaves : col. ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ceramic sculpture, American -- 21st century. en_US
dc.title Forms of honesty : tactile experiences and organic formation in ceramic sculpture en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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