Abstract

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.

Publication Date

8-14-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Glass (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School for American Crafts (CAD)

Advisor

David Schnuckel

Advisor/Committee Member

Suzanne Peck

Advisor/Committee Member

Elizabeth Kronfield

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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