My thesis work will explore the use of the ceramic object as metaphor for the self. Due to my strong background and interest in science and mathematics, I have a tendency to process my surroundings through logical order and pattern. I am continuously searching for this order and trying to classify and organize data so that it makes sense to me. Finding this order within chaos, particularly in the natural world, is fascinating. My intention is to reference these biological elements in a form that has a clear delineation between interior and exterior. The dialogue between the two is where my interest lies. I wish to create an experience for the viewer that replicates my sense of discovery with objects; and, in turn, mirrors the human condition.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ceramic sculpture--Themes, motives; Art--Philosophy; Art--Psychology

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Fine Arts Studio (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Julia Galloway

Advisor/Committee Member

Rich Tannen

Advisor/Committee Member

Michael Rogers


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at NK4235 .C68 2004


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