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Discarded to the transcendent


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

My current body of work strives to elevate the discarded to the transcendent, to take the unwanted and bring it to new life. I choose to transform materials in a way that challenges perceptions of space and material. The work also serves to create an experience for the viewer, an experience that may allow an escape from the mundane of every day life and journey, for a moment, to a world that embraces unexpected emotion.

With obsolescence in mind, I tend to use materials that are found throughout scrap yards, surplus warehouses, and anywhere else I may find underutilized materials that stir my curiosity. I enjoy how I am able to take something that has been discarded and reuse it in a manner unintended from its origin. Through this line of material usage, I wish to recalibrate the viewers understanding and value of the discarded. The reutilization of materials is a primary function of my work. It illuminates the understanding of the manner in which the discarded may be regarded as something of value and importance.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Fine arts
Classification
0357: Fine arts
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts
Title
Discarded to the transcendent
Author
Brownlow, Robert James
Number of pages
30
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0050
Source
MAI 47/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109002133
Advisor
Detrich, David
Committee member
Cross, Sydney; Feeser, Andrea; McDonald, Todd
University/institution
Clemson University
Department
Art
University location
United States -- South Carolina
Degree
M.F.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1462004
ProQuest document ID
304671878
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304671878
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