Title

Accumulation

Semester

Spring

Date of Graduation

2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Type

MFA

College

College of Creative Arts

Department

Ceramics

Committee Chair

Shoji Satake

Committee Member

Robert Moore

Committee Member

Dylan Collins

Committee Member

Jason Lee

Abstract

This written Thesis is the supporting documentation for Accumulation, a Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at West Virginia University. This exhibition creates an environment in which a viewer can enter. This installation environment is created based on formal elements combined with fantastical elements from the imagination of the artist. The formal choices in the work provoke a positive otherworldly and whimsical response in the viewer. The environment is designed to provide relief from problems in the everyday world through patterns, forms, colors and surfaces. These elements are harvested from the natural world and recombined in a fantastical way. This installation contains ceramic and mixed media sculptures in the gallery space. The goal of the work is to provide experiential relief for the artist and the viewer from the mundane qualities of everyday life.

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