DOI

10.17077/etd.5ki6hnli

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2017

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Art

First Advisor

Steve McGuire

Second Advisor

Andrew Casto

First Committee Member

Kee-Ho Yuen

Second Committee Member

Anita Jung

Third Committee Member

Hannah Givler

Abstract

Cultivating the spatial relationship in between utility and sculpture generates my process. I deconstruct, reconstruct and assemble objects; bringing to them a new perspective that simplifies the structure while enhancing the surface and the unassuming nature of the forms.

Developing vessels for drinking or pouring serves as the foundation for my study of materials, architectural foundations and elements of utilitarian objects. The functional purpose of the objects becomes minimized due to the structure beneath the surface and the constructed role of the base blurring distinctions between function and form.

Public Abstract

The work I make revolves around utilitarian and sculptural objects that feed off one another. I develop vessels for drinking or pouring, which serve as a foundation for my study of materials, architectural foundations and elements in utilitarian objects.

In the process of generating my work, my primary focus is to enhance my forms, surface and the simplicity of the objects. I deconstruct, reconstruct and assemble objects, bringing to them a new perspective that simplifies its structure.

The functional purpose of the objects becomes simplified due to the structure beneath the surface. Exemplifying the base allows the object to cultivate a spatial relationship in between utility and sculpture.

Keywords

architecture, art, ceramics, design, industrial, sculpture

Pages

v, 10 pages

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Man Ho Cho

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