Abstract

Art, process, and materials offer me an escape from the sometimes-crushing realities of my personal struggle with chronic mental illness. Escape is often my primary motivator for making art. However, personal meaning and understanding sometimes come while I'm working in the studio. Sometimes the meanings of the work only become clear years later. Personal experience and experimenting with materials and processes have led me to an appreciation and awareness of entropy--the second law of thermodynamics. My sculptures use spontaneity, abstraction, and process to dialogue with entropy.

Degree

MFA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications

Rights

https://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2020-06-17

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd11265

Keywords

Sculpture, Ceramics, Entropy, Art, Mental Illness

Language

english

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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