This paper describes my thesis body of work as it originates from my personal experiences being brought up in the Mormon Church, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-day Saints in rural northern Arizona. Descriptions of rituals, religion, and rights of passage as a young Mormon gay man depict a lineage that leads up to forging personal salvation through art making and literature. The narrative of my paper discusses my education and illustrates my growth as an artist who has been intimately informed by sculptural processes and the materials used in creating sculpture.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Metal sculpture--Themes, motives; Metal sculpture--Technique; Spirituality in art
Fine Arts Studio (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Blalock, Kyle, "Prometheus" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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