This thesis project is documented in two separate parts. The first part consists of the exploratin and execution of six sculptures. The second is in the form of a written thesis, which will discuss the transformation of an idea, my influences, a body of work and the beginning of a visual voice. This project centers on the idea of a visceral state versus an intellectual state as part of the human condition. My interest lies in the interaction between these two states and how we as individuals balance them. For this project I classified an intellectual state to revolve around our ability to think, reason and understand. A visceral state may not need any intellect, but proceeds from instinct rather than rational thoughts.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sculpture--Themes, motives; Sculpture--Technique; Figure sculpture; Emotions in art; Instinct (Philosophy--Pictorial works; Intellect--Pictorial works
Eileen Feeney Bushnell
Brown, Holly, "Quest for balance" (2005). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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