Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
School of Art
John R. Miller
This thesis discusses my glass artwork which I make to help me understand the world. Trees, specifically bonsai trees, are used as inspirational imagery. The work explores the physical and symbolic aspects of the trees and the relationships that develop between the maker, the object, and the viewer. The series of work split into two distinct styles and the relationships of the styles as they relate to aspects of my personality are explored.
Tracy, Michael Lyn, "Branching Topology: the Aesthetics and Symbolism of Glass Trees" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 549.