Abstract

These set of works are an arrangement of forms. I am interested in making a simplified version of my subject by limiting the amount of information that is present while still suggesting a space. My subject matter began as a pile of dirty clothes that were lying on my bathroom floor. I first noticed the contrast between the organic clumps of fabric against the vertical lines of the white panel wall. I then realized that this subject matter was much deeper and said a lot about my domestic life as a mother, a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend and a student. These mundane objects turned into complex forms that could be used to describe an average person's life, my life. I have created in my work a catalog of forms that began as clothes that I am able to manipulate and arrange in a variety of ways to represent all of the parts of my life. A short list of some of the ideas that I see them representing are work, play, relationships, laziness, frustration, motherhood, change and love. I present them in an abstracted way because I don't want to show the pile of clothes but rather, use this subject matter as a way of creating art and reflect upon what it represents in life.

Advisor

Brian Frink

First Committee Member

Gina Wenger

Second Committee Member

Diana Joseph

Date of Degree

2013

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Art

College

Arts and Humanities

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