Title page for ETD etd-04152013-151015

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Shearer, Sarah Anne
Author's Email Address shayma1@tigers.lsu.edu
URN etd-04152013-151015
Title Temporal Cycles
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Koptcho, Leslie Committee Chair
Arp, Kimberly Committee Member
Celentano, Denyce Committee Member
Kelley, Kelli Committee Member
McClay, Malcolm Committee Member
  • printmaking
  • biomorphic forms
  • lithograph prints
  • serial approach
  • bodily cycles
  • hourglass shapes
  • monoprints
Date of Defense 2013-04-12
Availability unrestricted
Temporal Cycles explores how systems and changes in the human body parallel those in nature. The investigation takes the form of a print installation, which captures the essence of bodily processes. The serial nature of printmaking and the organic world plays an important role as biomorphic forms and hourglass shapes are repeated in numerous renditions that breathe, pulse, expand, wither, ovulate, and transform. Labyrinths of pattern, texture, and color connect the symbolic forms as the installation tracks the evolution of processes in the body, and the forms reveal themselves through

their pictorial associations.

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