Title page for ETD etd-0611102-102309

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author McClurg, Leanne Rose
Author's Email Address lmcclu2@lsu.edu
URN etd-0611102-102309
Title Full
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Michaelene Walsh Committee Chair
Denyce Celentano Committee Member
Ed Smith Committee Member
Kirstin Noreen Committee Member
Paul Dean Committee Member
  • food
  • installation
  • furniture
  • dishes
  • full
  • pottery
  • dinner party
  • ceramics
  • voyeur
  • vessel
  • interactive
  • consumption
  • mess
  • abject
Date of Defense 2002-05-15
Availability unrestricted
As an artist I want to make my human experience sharable. I am interested in the connection between the act of consumption, the desire that leads to that act and the repercussions of fulfilling that desire on the body both social and intimate.I have chosen the hand made pot to express my thoughts of filling the vessel. It is in the arena of eating that I begin to understand larger philosophical issues about sentience.

Using dishes I made, I have chosen to illustrate the experience of consumption by leaving remnants of a dinner on display during gallery hours. How much each person ate, what they did not finish eating, and how they chose to maneuver through the dinnerware was all visible in what was left behind. I am allowing the viewer to be voyeur to an event that they were not invited to.

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