The purpose of my thesis was to express various aspects of human spirituality using sculpture as the vehicle for this expression. During the course of my exploration clay and glass each came to take on special metaphorical significance and it became crucial to include both materials within the sculptures. I wanted to create a "marriage of materials" wherein the clay and glass needed each other to make a complete statement. Various clay surfaces and glass processes were explored and will be described later.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sculpture--Themes, motives; Ceramic sculpture--Technique; Glass sculpture--Technique; Sculpture--Technique; Mysticism and art; Spirituality in art
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Hoover, Holly Lynn, "Diamonds in the rough: A Journey of human spirituality" (1993). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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