Abstract

I was conducting process trials based on water. As I reacted to what was being produced, I found myself having little moments of joyful discovery. I was fascinated to observe patterns and implied textures that were generated through natural process; these patterns mimic the fractal nature of repetitive structures on a micro to macro scale that we see within our natural world. Patterns whose resemblance ranges from formations found in semi- precious stones, such as jasper or agate; to satellite imagery of branching river systems and sites of massive erosion. While the implied texture of the work was being influenced by water and stone; the color selections for the pieces are abstractly influenced by the deeper understanding of the personal interactions humans have with color from and cultural, spiritual and psychological standpoint. I wish the overall environment of the installation to inspire a sense of wonder and excitement, so the viewer can explore the work in not only the realms of the physical senses but also transcendental.

Advisor

Elizabeth Miller

First Committee Member

Brian Frink

Second Committee Member

Brandon Cooke

Date of Degree

2017

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Art

College

Arts and Humanities

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