Title

Maladaptive

Date of Award

12-2020

Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Art and Design

Committee Chair(s)

John Neely

Committee

John Neely

Committee

Todd Hayes

Committee

Dan Murphy

Committee

Kathy Puzey

Committee

Kimberley Sullivan

Abstract

This ceramics MFA thesis presents themes of environmental and emotional transition through metaphorical bird imagery. The artist juxtaposes humans and ravens, who are capable of adapting to changing environments, with songbirds, who are less capable of surviving change. The artist asks viewers to consider the loss of ways of existing in the world that goes hand in hand with loss of biodiversity. Works include sculpture, sculptural and functional vessels, and drawings.

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Ceramic Arts Commons

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