Abstract

My final thesis exhibition, Effluvia and Aporia, explores impermanence, loss and uncertainty. I use materials and images in a poetic way, where there is a link between what the work is and what it means. I use looped videos with images of water, light, and dissolving clay to invite a meditative state. I also use materials like tissue paper, paper-mache, and paper thin porcelain tiles to invite fragility and complexity into the viewer's experience. I am concerned with creating an interactive environment that allows for a multiplicity of responses and interpretations from each viewer depending on their unique perceptions. I am interested in impermanence, loss and uncertainty as themes because I find that they are ever present in life. My intention is to explore these ideas and create an experience that allows for the viewer to reflect on them as well.

Degree

MFA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Visual Arts

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Date Submitted

2012-06-13

Document Type

Selected Project

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd5340

Keywords

installation, poetic, impermanence, loss, uncertainty

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