Title page for ETD etd-05242013-154823


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Callahan, Paul William
Author's Email Address paulwcallahan@gmail.com
URN etd-05242013-154823
Title Without Words: An Exhibition of Functional Objects
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Shaw, Andy Committee Chair
Ariaz, Jeremiah Committee Member
Barr, Courtney Committee Member
Hentz, Chris Committee Member
Kelley, Kelli Committee Member
Keywords
  • 3d printing
  • cnc milling
  • functional design
Date of Defense 2013-04-26
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
At the core of my artwork lie two essential goals, to make objects that convey my understanding of beauty, and while doing this, to preserve the objects functional qualities. The materials that I select to build with, primarily wood and porcelain, are renown for their durability and longevity, resulting in objects that become a permanent fixture in the life of the user. Through utility, the things that I create infiltrate the lives of those around me and provide an entry point for a conversation between myself and the user via the object. Newly developed technological methods are an integral component of my process for 3-Dimensional visualization and fabrication. The act of making objects has become a means of self-understanding. Looking back at the collection of objects that I have produced provides me with a record of my journey as a maker and affords me vision of the road to come.
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