Title

School Days

Author

Hope Rovelto

Abstract

My thesis exhibition, 'School Days,' is a collection of autobiographical sculptures. My thesis is inspired by the difficult memories of my childhood education. During school I felt condescension from my teachers and peers; I felt like I was actually wearing a dunce cap. This body of work represents the feeling of being ostracized from others in a classroom. I used the form of school chairs for my sculpture. The school chairs are the primary metaphor reflecting my early formal education. We, western industrial society, have an almost universal relationship with the school chair. As an artist, I use its form to construct a concrete narrative that encompasses my own experiences.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ceramic sculpture--Themes, motives; Ceramic sculpture--Technique; Conceptual art; Installations (Art); Education in art

Publication Date

2008

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Advisor

Richard Hirsch

Advisor/Committee Member

Julia Galloway

Advisor/Committee Member

Clarence Burton Sheffield

Comments

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at NK4235.R68 S36 2008

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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