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dc.contributor.advisor Gill, John
dc.contributor.advisor Sikora, Linda
dc.contributor.advisor Smythe, Meghan
dc.contributor.advisor Reijnders, Anton
dc.contributor.advisor Souther, Eric
dc.contributor.advisor Kelleher, Matt
dc.contributor.advisor Willard, Adero
dc.contributor.advisor Hopp, Johnathan
dc.contributor.advisor McConnell, Walter Chénard, Marianne 2021-07-26T19:11:49Z 2021-07-26T19:11:49Z 2021-05
dc.description Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY. en_US
dc.description.abstract Ceramic embodies water, earth, fire, and air in each of its transforming stages. I explore these aspects separately, giving them time and space to act; to later observe the relations which manifests between elements. I use natural materials that are either exploited or modified by humans. The additive process of foreign material to a natural environment demands the need for balance and respect for the ecosystem. My actions engage drawing that question the relations between the non-human and the human, bringing forward the metaphor of the cycle, a sensibility to the issues of climate change, and to the pursuit of global environmental sustainability. Through my research, I explore gestures, natural elements, and matters that intra-define one another. My artwork attempts to dissolve boundaries accentuating the generative and resilience of the material forms with which social actors interact. I seek the relationship between the perceiver and the perceived to create a moment where natural elements and human experience are intertwined, where responsibility and attachment coexist, and where embody entails disappearance. en_US
dc.format.extent 38 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
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dc.rights The author has granted Alfred University a limited, non-exclusive right to make this publication available to the public. The author retains all other rights. en_US
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dc.subject MFA thesis en_US
dc.subject Ceramic Art en_US
dc.subject Earth Art en_US
dc.subject Transformation en_US
dc.subject Environment en_US
dc.subject Photography en_US
dc.title Elementālis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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