My “Broken Art” series created between 2013 and 2014 is the subject of my Thesis.
My study is focused on three characteristics: Semiotics (signs, symbols, and indices explore artwork in a series that is broken). Great changes in art history between two art movements, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art are synthesized in one artwork.
Finally, commercialism is dealt with through symbols which I construct.
The following scholars and artists are discussed in relation to my series: Charles Sanders Pierce (1839~1914, American), Rene Magritte (1898~1967, Belgian), Rosy Keyser (1974~, Baltimore, MD), Roy Lichtenstein (1923~1997, American), and Barry Le Va (1941, Long Beach, CA). Their artwork in relation to my series is discussed in this dissertation, and was exhibited at the Bevier Gallery, Booth Building, at R.I.T. during the spring of 2014.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Mixed media (Art); Symbolism in art; Wood sculpture--Themes, motives; Wood sculpture--Technique
Fine Arts Studio (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Thomas R. Lightfoot
Park, Jihwan, "Broken Art" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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