In this Thesis I will discuss my current body of work in regards to my interest in the essence of human fallibility and its role within personal transformation. In referencing historical glass, contemporary craft, and popular culture I discuss the virtues of crafting the mishap and of utilizing imagery within a sculptural context. The investigation questions what establishes personal identity and finds answers by reexamining my own within my studio practice.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Glass art--Themes, motives; Glass art--Technique; Glass blowing and working; Bottles--Pictorial works; Suffering in art
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Schnuckel, David, "Taking the punch: Utilizing unfortunate circumstances to reexamine personal identity" (2010). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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