Master's Theses

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Date of Award

Spring 1974

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




Olli P. Valanne


Antonio Gaudi, the remarkable Spanish architect, was fond of saying, “originality is a return to origin.” Patterning his constructions after the great origin of all forms, nature, Gaudi used arabesque lines and what he called “warped surfaces” for external embellishments as well as for complete spatial enclosures. I, too, have been fascinated with the undulating lines and curved planes seen in nature. Consequently, using the medium and techniques of silversmithing, I have constructed silver pieces with curved lines and surfaces for ornamentation as well as for spatial enclosures, exploring in this way my fascination as well as the potential expressiveness of silver constructions as spatial entrapments.


Copyright 1974 Juliet Hess Adolph


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