Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2013

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Susan C. White

Second Advisor

David Dunlap

Abstract

I am a utilitarian. Art is part of my necessity. My sink's plumbing is disconnected to remind Simone and I of water, of use. I empty the bucket to flush. The task of grey water collection system is on the "to do" list for the next house. `Real time' laundry awaits a hanging. I'll not let the paper pulp ferment for I practice elsewhere everyday. I follow the suns. Always a painter doing the dishes rooted in this moment deep with homemaking, child rearing. Parenting, Puppetry, Poetry and Papermaking, all quiet revolt. Documentation of the subjected female experience is imbedded in my work's pace, material and nature. The drawing, the movement of my hand, binding, wrapping, arranging represents the containment of the resilient gliding spirit. I operate in opposition to the capitalist, militaristic age. I respond through the expanded painter's tradition. The landscape genre is among the origins of my formal training and now expands to include a land ethic. I interpret the history, economics and contemporary patterns of human migration as I move between my public and private spaces.

Keywords

DRAWING, INSTALLATION ART, RELATIONAL AESTHETICS, REVOLUTION, SCULPTURE

Pages

iv, 18 pages

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Copyright

Copyright 2013 Cheryl Ann Robinson

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