Fleeting, is a wall installation composed of individual slabs of porcelain inspired by the forms of the foliage that grew on the farm where I was raised. The seemingly wind-blown elements of this work are lightly textured and blushed with muted tints of color. This work celebrates a quiet, fragile beauty through the use of delicate, rhythmic forms. Some of the forms appear to take flight as they emerge from the wall. The mood of this piece expresses a season moving on. The arrangement of this wall piece captures a sense of migration as the eye is directed to follow in a single, graceful sweep. Essentially, this is a metaphor for passing moments.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ceramic sculpture--Themes, motives; Ceramic sculpture--Technique; Installations (Art); Leaves in art

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Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Fine Arts Studio (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School for American Crafts (CIAS)


Nickisher, Heidi

Advisor/Committee Member

Amy, Michael

Advisor/Committee Member

Howe, Liz


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: NK4235 .G78 2011


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