Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
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.
Stauffer, Woody, "Dredge the Foundry | for Dirt and Era" (2020). Master's Theses. 3149.
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