Title

Glacial warm

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2016

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Laurel Farrin

Abstract

Glacial Warm investigates romantic, human relationships and our collective commitment to the environment we inhabit. A couple travels and settles into polar and tropical landscapes, gathering, taking shelter, and finding sustenance together. They build their climate, adapting to continuous change. Through glaciers melting, volcanoes hissing, whales breaching, and nude bodies touching and holding, I develop a painted mythology.

Partnership is embodied through separate entities working together. Everyday tasks become intimate gestures. The tenderness of these gestures is rooted in their separation as individuals. Paint application is direct. What melts, drips. What freezes is preserved in cloudy impasto. A kiss is an oily smudge.

Public Abstract

Glacial Warm investigates romantic, human relationships and our collective commitment to the environment we inhabit. A couple travels and settles into polar and tropical landscapes, gathering, taking shelter, and finding sustenance together. They build their climate, adapting to continuous change. Through glaciers melting, volcanoes hissing, whales breaching, and nude bodies touching and holding, I develop a painted mythology.

Partnership is embodied through separate entities working together. Everyday tasks become intimate gestures. The tenderness of these gestures is rooted in their separation as individuals. Paint application is direct. What melts, drips. What freezes is preserved in cloudy impasto. A kiss is an oily smudge.

Keywords

publicabstract, Painting

Pages

iv, 10 pages

Copyright

Copyright 2016 Dana Jean O'Malley

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