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Date of Award
Thesis-ISU Access Only
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
School of Art
Tyler D. Lotz
A lifetime is made up of millions of individual moments. These moments run from the horrible or mundane to the wonderful or surprising. Often, we try to only remember and think about the latter. But all of these moments are equally vital to our experiences as humans. It is the assorted collection of these moments that are the backbone and core of our identities as people.
Through multiple female figurines and sculptures of everyday objects, my work explores the importance of all of these moments, and the need to cherish each one to lead a truly full life. In this supportive statement, I will discuss how the body of work I created for my thesis exhibition supports this idea, and how the approach and ideas I've used relay that to the viewer.
Hart, Mary Jo, "The Ordinary and the Sublime" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 345.