Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art and Design
Dr. Susan Richmond
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.
Putt, Aaron Kagan, "Another Failed Attempt." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2018.