Title page for ETD etd-03082017-130727

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Sievers, Brittany Anne
URN etd-03082017-130727
Title Dig, Spin, Repeat
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
McClay, Malcolm Committee Chair
Celentano, Denyce Committee Member
Kelley, Kelli Scott Committee Member
Walsh, Michaelene Committee Member
Warwick, Johanna Committee Member
  • Mindfulness
  • Repetition
  • Labor
  • Installation
  • Yarn
  • Clay
Date of Defense 2017-02-14
Availability unrestricted
Dig, Spin, Repeat, is a body of process based installation objects that uses minimalistic aesthetics placed strategically in the gallery to highlight the architecture of the room. By connecting these unique architectural elements, the work aims to achieve mindfulness similar to the research of Ellen Langer: encouraging active observation. Drawing from my background in sports and factory work, I create multiple repetitive forms out of hand-spun yarn and sourced clay. The room-sized installation objects produced from these raw materials explore the value of staying in the present moment for both the viewer and myself.
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