From Comfort to Contempt: Human made environments, the effects of color and light on the human condition.
The following research is a comparison of observations from my life, academic research, and play with materials to infer how human made environments utilize color and light to influence the human condition in the United States of America. The research pays specific attention to the effects it has upon infants, children, adolescents, and teens as my background in education has been the driving inspiration for my research. Additionally, this drive for material research has yielded three general approaches in her process of manifesting artwork: one found objects; two the imagery of an object; and three art as an experience. All processes utilize traditional and non-traditional materials such as neon, blown glass, cast glass, a variety of objects that can be found at the local American hardware store, and other found objects.
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.
MFA thesis, Cast glass, Neon, Installations (Art)