(thesis advisor)Barbara Morris
(thesis advisor)Jess Irish
May 5 2020
I put in windows with arches. I drew flying buttresses. I hung great doors. I couldn’t stop. . . . So we kept on with it. His fingers rode my fingers as my hand went over the paper. Raymond Carver, Cathedral Working intuitively, I use pins, beads, threads, water, and fire to engage and intervene into the inner landscape of the bodies of fruits. I made sculptures and videos. I locate the process in the fruit bodies as an autonomous system of material organization, while also, with my own engagement, as a medium of encounter and entanglement. The bodies contain passive and active assemblies of life, what Wolinska and Sandstrom has called a body in the Future Body of Work “informed by multiple temporalities.” she continues, “Our positions in the world and our relationships with ourselves and others are defined and transformed from within the radiant body.” I want my videos of fruits to be read as a sort of rebirth of devoted emotions, without a script.
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