Ubiquity and Balance
Cookson, Tricia E.
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Fibers
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Fibers
Includes bibliographical references (p.18-23).
Individuals struggle with the weight of daily challenges, with the way in which to balance demands, and deal with preconceived notions of the right way, the wrong way to approach situations and relationships. We all have coping mechanisms to help us traverse the daily grind and juggle long-term commitments. A structured schedule provides a framework to support the weight of daily responsibilities. Through exposure to certain aspects of the processes and work of artists Ernesto Neto, Eva Hesse, and Louise Bourgeois, I began to build a foundation from which to frame the discussion of my own process and resulting body of work. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate structure, through large gauge crochet, and to examine the visual effect of weight and its absence on the forms. The installation of the visual work synthesizes the relationship between the physical and the mental aspects of these demands. The paper highlights an approach to art making, and the importance of material choice for both maker and audience.
CHAIR: First, Deborah
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