Master's Theses

Title

Hyperstatic

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Award

Spring 2021

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art

Advisor

Tobias Flores

Abstract

Hyperstatic is a designation given to structural elements when internal and external forces acting upon them are unable to be definitively calculated. The integrity of equilibrium therefore remains undetermined. The juxtaposition of literal, architectural forms, against the metaphorical, structural, hierarchies that govern society, seeks to question the very nature of humanity’s equilibrium often with a dose of comedic elements. The subversive humor manifested in my work is employed not only to make light of serious questions about the nature of existence, but also to disarm the viewer of preconceived notions about the esoteric seriousness of high art. This thesis catalog is a representation of these concepts in sculptural form.

Comments

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

Rights

Copyright 2021 Zane Mahanna


Included in

Sculpture Commons

Share

COinS