Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Barbara Walton

Second Advisor

Arthur Croyle

Abstract

This document accompanies the exhibition Toward the hinterland. Cyanotypes, ceramic forms, monotypes, and paintings investigate the relationships between realms of existence, such as the subconscious and conscious or the physical and mental. The necessity of accepting the constantly changing nature of human existence in the search for a higher consciousness is discussed. Major influences on the body of artwork are identified and analyzed, including my personal experiences with varied topographies, the work of other artists, narrative sources emphasizing dual existence, and Jungian psychology. The overarching themes and processes used to create the work in this exhibition are described. Archaic symbols, representing the archetypal content of dreams, interact with vast landscapes and horizon lines, denoting the hazy intersection of physical existence with a higher mental or spiritual consciousness.

Copyright Owner

Kara Marie Weyand

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

48 pages

Included in

Fine Arts Commons

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