Date of Award

5-11-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Craig Dongoski

Second Advisor

Dr. Susan Richmond

Third Advisor

Joseph Peragine

Fourth Advisor

Craig Drennen

Abstract

Another Failed Attempt is an exhibition of sculptures and paintings, exploring the desire for utopic plentitude through material and formal exploration. Adopting a hybrid strategy, various materials, processes and forms are combined as a means to satisfy an aspirational longing for positive transformation, both personal and societal. Architectural structures serve as symbols for the deterministic forces of history and ideas of the self which are shaped by these forces. This work functions as a site for a personal exploration of form and material, Although often failing to offer transcendence, they express my aesthetic interests and contain externalized anxieties, utopic fantasies, the promise of self-discovery and the possibility for transformative potential.

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