Master's Theses

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Award

Spring 2020

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

Advisor

Tobias Flores

Abstract

Billions of years are past us and billions of years await. Shaping earthen material into sculptural abstractions is my way to sense and convey the lethargic natural progression of the planet. Fossilization, rot, dirt, plant growth, animal existence, and rust are aesthetics I endow with new perspectives and form through mold making and casting. The dichotomy between the eons of time behind us and the endless possibility of a technological future has inspired the addition of a science fiction aesthetic. To rust these computerized constructed geometric forms demonstrates how futuristic ideals will also wither away. In many ways we are currently living in the future. This show is an unearthing of the foundry, a sifting of dirt for sculptural remnant within this given point in time.

Comments

Notice: This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).

Rights

Copyright 2020 Miles (Woody) Stauffer


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