The sculptures focus on the influences emotional content has in my work, and address processes and forms that feelings inspire. One of the main influences in my art is the spectacular Niagara Gorge; the eroded riverbed, the water, and the cliffs. In the documentation of my thesis investigation, I emphasize ritual of process. I realize that in preparing myself to work I set an aesthetic mode important to the development of form. I describe specifics concerning my process so it seems to the reader that they are directly involved while I am working. In reflection, I now realize that visual communication is an integral part of my sculpture.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Metal sculpture--Technique; Sculpture--Themes, motives; Nature (Aesthetics)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Yates, Robin, "Emotional content in gestural process and form" (1996). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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