Year of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Department or School/College
Visual and Performing Arts
Trey Hill, Kevin Bell, Michael Musick
Art, Sculpture, Sound, Installation, Casting
University of Montana
Interdisciplinary Arts and Media
My thesis work, All Hat & No Cowhas been an exploration of End Stage Capitalism and Art/life in the American post-industrial Intermountain West. The research has been presented in one suite with three parts; a Sonic Ecosystem, Community Collaborative Foundry, and Mobile Blacksmithing School. Each of these activities present windows into ongoing (some career long) projects that comprise a diverse practice; different tracks on the same album. The three parts in the suite include technological progressions via the materials and process as the narrative arcs of societal “progression”. Structural welding, architectural blacksmithing, andcommercial foundry work emerged out of industrial practice. These processes and materials provide the transformations and conceptual associations.
Blumenthal, Jesse, "All Hat & No Cow" (2019). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 11388.
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