Aventurescence explores ideas of comfort and identity through glass and the body. I am interested in the material qualities and limitations of glass, including luminosity, flexibility, and fragility; and the ways in which these can be expressed and communicated through the body. To expand the material’s flexibility I used a combination of multiple glass bodies and silicones to create glass textiles and objects with flexible surfaces. I also used traditional fusing methods and alternative glasses (reflective glass beads) to create sheets and screens. These objects and textiles parallel skin, and communicate with the body through object, performance, and the consequent documentation of performance. The culmination of my research was a cohesive body of work, utilizing the body, silicones, and glass, to create objects, performance, and installation.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Glass sculpture--Themes, motives; Glass sculpture--Technique; Glass art--Themes, motives; Glass art--Technique; Human figure in art
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CAD)
Nash, Gracia E., "Aventurescence" (2019). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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