Title page for ETD etd-06082004-161239

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Wolff, Bill
Author's Email Address wwolff1@lsu.edu
URN etd-06082004-161239
Title Elemental: Promise of Plenty
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Kimberly Arp Committee Chair
Ed Smith Committee Member
Kelli Scott Kelley Committee Member
Lynne Baggett Committee Member
Malcolm McClay Committee Member
  • wood
  • consumption
  • aggression
  • plenty
  • rope
  • brick
  • Yosegi Zukuri
  • installation
  • craft
  • metal
  • sculpture
  • wood carving
Date of Defense 2004-04-29
Availability unrestricted
This body of work is about human nature, and centers on issues of aggression, consumption and collapse. Five materials make up the exhibition, and each carries a specific metaphor: wood is flesh, brick represents collective history, rope is a metaphor for human activity, metal is control and salt is a quintessential commodity. Craft is used as a means to explore the boundary between natural and synthetic phenomena, as well as elevating the status of the base materials. The work is arranged to provide an environment and context for the viewer to respond.
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