Master's Theses

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Date of Award

Fall 2005

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)




Leland W. Powers


Creating a Transmuted Perception is central to my work. The opportunity to make a joke, or an intentionally unusual statement, is a hinging point of what I do. I prefer to focus on making something that entertains, in an attention-getting and thought-provoking way. If the idea created in the viewer’s mind is slightly unusual, it will be successful. If this is so, then I enable the viewer to assign their own meaning to the work. The intellectual free space I provide through this process allows the receiver the opportunity to assemble the message in a personal way. In creating this system, I have positively and successfully transmuted their perception.


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Copyright 2005 Sean R. Hottois

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