In contrast to the values inherent in the typical building progression, my thesis’ finished pieces conclude prior to this final concealment or enclosure. It is my belief that before a structure is finished, it reveals itself more deeply to a viewer. My work is based on this idea of a structure being “revealed” and in essence I deconstruct a structure prior to its finish. The end result is a shift in values, and the emphasis of my work is not on function (or “use”) but on how objects are viewed or appreciated when more information is presented about how they are used structurally. As such, my work is relational forming a connection between myself and an audience by exploring how I believe value may be assigned to objects and concepts. I believe an audience is more likely to perceive something as possessing value when they have more information about how or why something works, seeing literally what is the relevance for why an object may exist.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Glass sculpture--Themes, motives; Glass sculpture--Technique
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez
Hufford, Richard Clayton, "Progress Through Process" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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