Holly Brown


This thesis project is documented in two separate parts. The first part consists of the exploratin and execution of six sculptures. The second is in the form of a written thesis, which will discuss the transformation of an idea, my influences, a body of work and the beginning of a visual voice. This project centers on the idea of a visceral state versus an intellectual state as part of the human condition. My interest lies in the interaction between these two states and how we as individuals balance them. For this project I classified an intellectual state to revolve around our ability to think, reason and understand. A visceral state may not need any intellect, but proceeds from instinct rather than rational thoughts.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sculpture--Themes, motives; Sculpture--Technique; Figure sculpture; Emotions in art; Instinct (Philosophy--Pictorial works; Intellect--Pictorial works

Publication Date


Document Type

Master's Project

Student Type



Richard Hirsch

Advisor/Committee Member

Julia Galloway

Advisor/Committee Member

Eileen Feeney Bushnell


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at NB1930 .B76 2005


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