Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Bell, Ashley Kathleen URN etd-04292010-141019 Title Longing: Places I Desired And Couldn't Find Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Department Art Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Kelley, Kelli Scott Committee Chair Ariaz, Jeremiah Committee Member Camerlenghi, Nicola Committee Member Crespo, Michael Committee Member Mullen, Laura Committee Member Shaw, Andy Committee Member Keywords
- contemporary painter
- installation art
- landscape art
Date of Defense 2010-04-16 Availability unrestricted AbstractEphemeral. Nostalgic. Absence. Transient. Transformation. Movement. Temporary. Skeleton. Momentary. Fleeting. Landscape. Cityscape. Southern Landscape. Baton Rouge. Louisiana.
I paint the feeling of wearing time and the earth on my skin. The scars on the landscapes tell stories and truths marked by past generations. The imagery in my work is inspired by local places and reveals the wavering condition of the natural landscape and civilizations. Everyday places and repetitive acts make up the components of miracles. As I create, I examine ideas beyond the current condition of a specific location. Through my imagination I bring the unseen into the artworks. The ephemeral landscape is not painted in its true form, it transforms with moving colors, lines, and shapes. It is still identifiable, but is transitioning into the unknown element. This element could be a geological event, or a movement from the physical to the landscape’s inner spirit. This body of work conveys a spiritual longing inspired by the temporary nature of everyday surroundings.
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