Year of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Department or School/College
School of Art
Cathryn Mallory, Brad Allen, Valerie Hedquist, Debra Earling
Sculpture, Art, Absence and Presence, Memory, Digital, Analog, Prosthetics
University of Montana
Median reflects my observation of changing forms of communication in the digital age and how that affects personal interaction, expression, and the value that we assign to objects. The sculptural objects in this exhibit stem from my formative experiences of frequent relocation, as well as a professional background in the fast-paced technological world. These factors, combined with contemplative and repetitive sculptural practices, help illustrate the anxiety and discomfort that can accompany rapid advances in communication practices. My research situates my work within contemporary art by drawing on the relevance of indexical signs, reliquaries, current discussions of communication in the digital age, and connections with contemporary artists such as Doris Salcedo, Rachel Whiteread, Allan McCollum, and Lygia Clark. Median explores the memories we carry, the traces we leave, and the role that the object plays in this dynamic.
Petit, Amy, "Median" (2017). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 10925.
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